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The following four documents were located at the Getty Research Institute Research Library, Special Collections and Visual Resources Division, among the “Edward Curtis Papers” (accession #850111, Box 1, Folder 33, Series II). They appear to be preliminary scenarios for the film, and lists of both planned and executed scenes. In some cases, these scenarios were used to recreate missing title cards in the restored film (see Appendix 4 in our book). While the documents are undated, we have included them here in a likely sequence based on their content. In all cases we present direct, uncorrected transcriptions of the original typescripts with editorial introductions and occasional annotations in italics and square brackets.

Document 1. Long Scenario Entitled “In the Days of Vancouver”

Document 2. Film Synopsis and Shooting Schedule

Document 3. Revised Scenario

Document 4. List of Scenes Made in 1913