Playground of the Native Son


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Playground of the Native Son

  • 2013
  • Directed By: Michael P. Nash and Celia Xavier
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary, Drama
  • 58 Minutes
  1. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Playground of the Native Son
There was an All-Native American Professional Football team in Oklahoma during the 1920s and ’30s, called the Hominy Indians. They had a 22-game winning streak and the chance of a lifetime to play against the World Champions, the New York Giants, in 1927. John Levi was their star player and then coach. His pre-game talk to inspire this team to dig deep is a speech so motivating that it will be used in locker rooms for generations to come. (HD)