North American Indians: Films and Videos

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Alcatraz Is Not an Island

CALL # E78.C15 A494 2002
PUBLISHER: Berkeley, CA : University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, c2002.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: This program tells the story of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay beginning in 1969. Many of the former participants are interviewed.


Allan Houser

KAET, Arizona State University.
CALL # NB237.H63 A4.
PUBLISHER: Washington, D.C. : PBS Video distributor, 1976.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (29 min.); 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Allan Houser, creator of stone, wood and bronze homages to the American Indian, discusses his life and work.

American Indian Homelands: Matters of Truth, Honor and Dignity-immemorial

A Vanbar Productions film, in association with the Indian Land Tenure Foundation
CALL # E98.L3 A44 2005
PUBLISHER: Little Canada, MN : Indian Land tenure Foundation, c2005.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet.
SUMMARY: "The film powerfully highlights efforts to redress more than a century's worth of legal and political moves undermining Indian land ownership and sovereignty, going back to the 1887 General Allotment Act; the national fight to recover lost lands is being led by the Twin Cities-based Indian Tenure Land Foundation."--Publisher's webpage.

American Roots Music

CALL # Video cass. 303
PUBLISHER: New York : Palmer Pictures, c2001.
DESCRIPTION: 2 video discs (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: This anthology presents the evolution of American music from European, African, and Native American origins through the development of bluegrass, blues, cajun, country, folk, gospel, jazz, popular, and rock genres.

An Ancient Gift

Produced for the Museum of Northern Arizona by Tellens, Inc. ; producer,
CALL # E99.N3 A49 1982.
TITLE: director, writer, Donald Coughlin.
PUBLISHER: [United States?] : Tellens, Inc., c1982.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (16 min.); 1/2 in. + 1 teacher's guide.
SUMMARY: Scenes from everyday life show the interdependence of the Navajo people and their flocks. Shows entire families caring for the herds and includes glimpses of wool carding, spinning, dying, and weaving intercut with views of the rugged southwestern landscape.

Annie and the Old One

Random House.

CALL # PZ7.M5944 An 1986.
PUBLISHER: Westminster, Md. : Random House School Division, c1986.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (14 min.) ; 1/2 in. + 1 videogram.
SUMMARY: A young Navajo girl unravels an entire day's weaving on a rug because she believes the rug's completion will mean the death of her grandmother. For elementary grades.

Another Wind Is Moving: The Off-reservation Indian Boarding School 

Producer, Donald D. Stull ; director and editor, David M. Kendall.
CALL # E97 .A56 1985.
PUBLISHER: [S.l.] : [Produced by] the Kickapoo Nation School and Summit Street Productions ; Berkeley, CA : [Distributed by] University of California Extension Media Center, c1985.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (58 min.) ; 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Interviews American Indians regarding their experiences at boarding schools and examines their positive and negative impacts.

The Apache Indian

CALL # A-6773.
PUBLISHER: Coronet, 1945.
DESCRIPTION: 11 min; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Presents Apache ceremonies. Shows the horsemanship of the Apache Indian, and the tribe's love of pageantry and display in all tribal functions. For primary and intermediate grades, high school and adult groups.

Apache Mountain Spirits

Produced by Silvercloud Video Productions, Inc.
CALL # E99.A6 A554 1985.
PUBLISHER: [Tucson, AZ] : Silvercloud Video Productions, c1985.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A young Apache man, growing up in the White Mountains of Arizona, learns from Apache stories and makes decisions about his life.
NOTE: Primarily in English; some spoken dialogue in Apache with English subtitles.

The Art of Navajo Weaving : the Durango Collection

Elizabeth Gilmore, writer/editor.
CALL # E99.N3 A86 1987.
PUBLISHER: Durango, CO : Toh-Atin Gallery, c1987.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videorecording (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: The first film is a documentary about the state of Navajo weaving, looking at its origins and, through a visit with a contemporary Navajo weaving family, its current state. The second film is a tour through the Durango Collection, the most complete private collection of Navajo and Southwestern weaving in the world.

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Author: Kunuk, Zacharias
CALL # E59.C18 A82 2003
PUBLISHER: Montreal, QC : Igloolik Isuma Productions, 2002
SUMMARY: (In Inuit with English subtitles) A small nomadic community is cursed by an unknown shaman. When Atanarjuat falls in love with a woman already promised to the son of the clan's leader, he has to fight for her. She is won by Atanarjuat and the leader plots to attack him in his sleep. Escaping, he sets off running across the ice, embarking on a harrowing adventure of survival in the brutal wilderness. He returns stronger and wiser to reclaim his life and stop the curse that has divided his people.

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