I give up. I was channel surfing at a hotel last week and stumbled upon a silent movie airing on TCM. My guess is the film was circa 1920. I tuned in somewhere in the middle and had to leave after about 20 minutes, but the general idea of the plot was a white woman teaching in a school on an Indian reservation in the desert southwest. A white man tries to rape the woman, and an Indian man intervenes but get accused of assaulting the white man. What caught my attention and is the actual question I have is this: At one point during the film, the teacher leads the class in the Pledge of Allegiance. She directs a child to go get the American flag hanging on the wall and stand in front of the class while the rest of the class recites the Pledge. Then, the teacher renders a military style salute (hand to forehead) and the rest of the children in the class render a right-hand-out Nazi style salute. They then recite the Pledge, and then proceed with class. So...what's up with the salute? Was this the norm back in the day?