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Lone Indian

Robert E. Callahan produced a number of syndicated radio programs during the Thirties which celebrated the Indian way of life, their contributions to the American West, and the beauty of Indian Culture.

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15 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 3 hours, 10 min)
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Los Angeles radio producer Robert E. Callahan made it his mission to reverse some of the prejudice held against the American Indian. The Indian as a bloodthirsty savage had been a convenient stereotype for Hollywood's Grade B Westerns and earlier dime novel fiction, to the point that the attitude of "the only good Indian is a dead Indian" was a common belief, especially among people who had never met an Indian.

Indian Chief AdvertisementCallahan produced a number of syndicated radio programs during the Thirties which celebrated the Indian way of life, their contributions to the American West, and the beauty of Indian Culture. Although the shows appeared under many names, including Indian Trails, Indian Theater, Santa Fe Trail, Indian Village and The Lone Indian, his formula remained consistent. The programs were narrated by Callahan who played the part of "the Old Trapper", of sometimes "Uncle Luke". He often used the device of teaching his niece, Nancy, about Indian life to get his message across.

Although most of the programs focused on a post-card vision of the beauty of Indian life, many of the Lone Indian shows were centered around injustice done to the Indians in their encounters with the Whites. These stories include the tale of Thundercloud, a chief in California who lived in pine tree near San Juan Capistrano for 60 years after his people were slaughtered, and the chilling Sand Creek Massacre where the Colorado Territory Militia slaughtered Black Kettle's band of Southern Cheyenne in their winter camp, most of the victims women and children.

Even though the vision of Indian life presented by The Lone Indian may be a little sugar coated, considering that it was broadcast at a time when the Indian you saw on the screen was many more times likely to have been Mexican or Turkish, the shows must have done some good.

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    total playtime 3 hours, 10 min
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      15 shows - total playtime 3 hours 10 minutes
      1. Lone Indian 370000 001 103 Audition Disc.mp3
      2. Lone Indian 370000 001 Oc12 105.mp3
      3. Lone Indian 370000 008 Oc13 104 Audition Disc.mp3
      4. Lone Indian 370000 008 Oc13 106.mp3
      5. Lone Indian 370000 017 Spider B857a 98.mp3
      6. Lone Indian 370000 Apache Kid 8087 114.mp3
      7. Lone Indian 370000 Mud Baths 8077 24.mp3
      8. Lone Indian 370000 Painted Desert B874a 108 .mp3
      9. Lone Indian 370000 Pawneeute Fight B855a 99.mp3
      10. Lone Indian 370000 Spirit Bird B953a 100.mp3
      11. Lone Indian 370000 Walkers Lone Indian Calls Pt01 208c 94.mp3
      12. Lone Indian 370000 Walkers Lone Indian Calls Pt02 209c 96.mp3
      13. Lone Indian 370000 Who Killed Luke Berry 23.mp3
      14. Lone Indian 370000 Who Killed Luke Berry 8057 81.mp3
      15. Lone Indian 370000 Who Killed Luke Berry 8097 113.mp3
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    15 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
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      15 shows - total playtime 3 hours 10 minutes
      1. Lone Indian 370000 001 103 Audition Disc.mp3
      2. Lone Indian 370000 001 Oc12 105.mp3
      3. Lone Indian 370000 008 Oc13 104 Audition Disc.mp3
      4. Lone Indian 370000 008 Oc13 106.mp3
      5. Lone Indian 370000 017 Spider B857a 98.mp3
      6. Lone Indian 370000 Apache Kid 8087 114.mp3
      7. Lone Indian 370000 Mud Baths 8077 24.mp3
      8. Lone Indian 370000 Painted Desert B874a 108 .mp3
      9. Lone Indian 370000 Pawneeute Fight B855a 99.mp3
      10. Lone Indian 370000 Spirit Bird B953a 100.mp3
      11. Lone Indian 370000 Walkers Lone Indian Calls Pt01 208c 94.mp3
      12. Lone Indian 370000 Walkers Lone Indian Calls Pt02 209c 96.mp3
      13. Lone Indian 370000 Who Killed Luke Berry 23.mp3
      14. Lone Indian 370000 Who Killed Luke Berry 8057 81.mp3
      15. Lone Indian 370000 Who Killed Luke Berry 8097 113.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    15 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 10 min

    Lone Indian Disc A001

    1. Lone Indian 370000 001 103 Audition Disc
    2. Lone Indian 370000 001 Oc12 105
    3. Lone Indian 370000 008 Oc13 104 Audition Disc
    4. Lone Indian 370000 008 Oc13 106
    5. Lone Indian 370000 017 Spider B857a 98

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    Lone Indian Disc A002

    1. Lone Indian 370000 Apache Kid 8087 114
    2. Lone Indian 370000 Mud Baths 8077 24
    3. Lone Indian 370000 Painted Desert B874a 108
    4. Lone Indian 370000 Pawneeute Fight B855a 99
    5. Lone Indian 370000 Spirit Bird B953a 100

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    Lone Indian Disc A003

    1. Lone Indian 370000 Walkers Lone Indian Calls Pt01 208c 94
    2. Lone Indian 370000 Walkers Lone Indian Calls Pt02 209c 96
    3. Lone Indian 370000 Who Killed Luke Berry 23
    4. Lone Indian 370000 Who Killed Luke Berry 8057 81
    5. Lone Indian 370000 Who Killed Luke Berry 8097 113

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