The Exiles Brought Rockabilly and a Lost Feature on Native Culture to Fort Lauderdale

Friday night, the Stranahan House Museum was transformed into a 1950s dance fest. At 6 p.m., Rockabilly band Slip and the Spinouts were playing music made for greasers and pre-auxiliary cord cars were displayed out front in all their shiny glory.

The reason for these festivities was not an interactive screening of Grease but rather of the lost movie The Exiles. Created in the late ’50s by director Kent MacKenzie, it tells the story of three Native Americans who moved from their reservation to Los Angeles. The movie was created around the time of the Indian Relocation Act, a United States law created to encourage indigenous people to leave their reservations and move to certain cities in the U.S. where they were promised a solid job and good life.

The rest of this article was published online in the Broward New Times and can be found here:

http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/countygrind/2014/11/the_exiles_movie_overwrites_hollywood_image_of_native_americans.php

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