The Lynching of Louie Sam

The Lynching of Louie Sam

Unknown - 2004 ; 2007
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Reveals how, in late February 1884, a lynch mob of a hundred American men crossed the border into British Columbia, forcibly removed a wrongfully accused 14-year-old Native boy from the custody of a Canadian constable, rode south a few miles and hanged him from a cedar tree. Discusses how for the Sto:́lo First Nation, a people living along British Columbia's Fraser River, this was a defining moment in their history. Also notes the ineffectual response of the Canadian government to this crime, and brings to light the only documented case of a cross-border lynching in Canadian history.
Publisher: [Vancouver, BC] : Wild Zone Films, c2004 ; Vancouver, BC : Moving Images Distribution [distributor] ; Image Media [distributor], 2007
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (52 min.) ; sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)


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