November 3, 2022
Contact: Jennifer Lynch
Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue, Oklahoma Historical Society
“The Daughter of Dawn” Film Screening at the Poncan Theatre on November 6
PONCA CITY, Okla. — On Sunday, November 6, at 2 p.m. the Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue will host a free film screening of “The Daughter of Dawn” at the Poncan Theatre, located at 104 E. Grand Ave. in Ponca City.
The beautifully filmed drama features romantic rivalry, bison hunts, village scenes, dances, deceit, tests of courage and hand-to-hand combat. The cast of more than 300 Kiowa and Comanche actors brought their own tipis, horses, clothing and traditions to the set, making “The Daughter of Dawn” fascinating to film fans and students of Indigenous history and culture.
After screening only a handful of times when it was made in 1920, “The Daughter of Dawn” disappeared without a trace. For almost 90 years it was considered lost—until it was rediscovered by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Now beautifully restored and with a new orchestral score, the film is an astonishing revelation.
The screening is free, but watch for the opportunity to reserve a seat on the Poncan Theatre’s website at poncantheatre.org or by calling 580-765-0943. The historic Poncan Theatre, first opened in 1927, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.