icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Things To Do
Dress Up | 1st Person | African American Map | Now Read This | Magic Lens | In the Round | Tool Videos | Architecture | e-Postcards | Chronologies | Turns Activities

Send an E-Postcard of:
Edge of Settlement

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

This promotional picture was from the 1910 silent film, "Ononko's Vow," which was filmed in Deerfield by Edison Films, one of the largest makers of movies at the time. The movie was written by Herbert Streeter of Greenfield, Massachusetts, a promoter and theater owner. For five days in March, 1910, a film company came from New Jersey, the company's headquarters, to Deerfield, something that attracted crowds of spectators. In this scene, Ononko, the son of an Indian who saved a Deerfield man during the Bloody Brook battle of 1675, follows through on his father's vow by saving the son of that man. He has led him and his young wife to the "edge of settlement" - back to Deerfield - and to safety.


top of page

Share this image with a friend.
Simply enter their e-mail address below and we'll send them this image in an e-mail greeting, along with a link to see the image on our site.

To E-Mail Address *
From E-Mail Address *
From Name

* = Required

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback