North American Indians: Films and Videos

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Backbone of the World

CALL # E99.S53 B33 1998.
PUBLISHER: Bozeman, MT : Rattlesnake Productions, Inc. , c1997 ; [Ho-ho-kus, N.J. : Distributed by Film Library, 1998.]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (57 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Burdeau explores issues of environmental, historical, and cultural preservation as they relate to the Blackfeet community. Set amidst the splendor of the northern Rockies, known to the Blackfeet as "the backbone of the world," this program juxtaposes the ancient legend of Scarface with contemporary stories from the Native American experience. NOTE Produced in association with Independent Television Service with major funding from Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Bad Sugar (part of the Dvd Unnatural causes)

CALL # RA448.4 .U53 2008

PUBLISHER: [San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, c2008.

DESCRIPTION: 1 videodisc (ca. 236 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

SUMMARY: BAD SUGAR is 29 minute segment of Unnatural Causes which discusses the health issues of the Tohono O'odham.


CALL # PN1997 .B24595 1994
PUBLISHER: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [1994]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (VHS) (69 min.) : sd. (stereo.), col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Animated adaptation that follows the life of the forest deer Bambi as he grows from fawn to adult stag with family of his own.
NOTE: Originally issued as a motion picture in 1942 ; Arapahoe version issued in 1994. "The Walt Disney Company is honored to present this version of Bambi to the Arapaho Nation in support of their effort to preserve and revitalize their nation language and culture."--Title screen.

The Battle of Quebec, 1759: The End of the French and Indian War

CALL # F1030.9 .B3 1990.
PUBLISHER: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, 1990.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette, 1/2 in.
OTHER TITLE: Bataille de Quebec.

Between Two Worlds

Produced by Investigative Productions ; directed by Barry Greenwald ; producer, Peter Raymont ; writer, Barbara Sears.
CALL # E99.E7 B48 1990.
PUBLISHER: New York : First Run Icarus Films, c1990.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (58 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Tells the tragic story of Joseph Idlout, an Inuit hunter, who attained celebrity status in 1950's Canada as a model Eskimo in the "good Indian" mold. Through his son, Peter Paniloo, the film takes us on a poignant journey through Idlout's life.

Before Columbus

CALL # E58 .B43 1993.
PUBLISHER: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1993.
DESCRIPTION: 6 videocassettes (168 min.); 1/2 in.
CONTENTS: [Pt.1] Invasion -- [pt.2] The right to their own lands -- [pt.3] Temples into churches -- [pt.4] Teaching Indians to be White -- [pt.5] Rebellion -- [pt.6] The Indian experience in the 20th Century. SUMMARY:
This series of programs presents the other side of the "discovery" saga as the native peoples of the Americas tell their own story of the destruction of their culture and their lands and of their growing efforts to fight back.
Right to their own lands.
Temples into churches.
Teaching Indians to be White.
Indian experience in the 20th Century.

Blood Tests: Native American Gamble 

BBC Education & Training.
CALL # QH431 .B6 1997.
PUBLISHER: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1997.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (50 min.) ; 1/2 in. SERIES In the blood ; [v.5] SERIES In the blood ; [v.5]. SUMMARY: Steve Jones investigates what constitutes Native American blood, then follows three individuals as they use DNA matching of a female gene in an attempt to confirm a genetic link between themselves and their Pequot ancestors


A Mixed Greens And Sweetspot Pictures Production.
CALL #E99.S85 B666 2002
PUBLISHER: Berkeley, CA : University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning [distributor], c2002.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Follows Native American stand owners who take the yearly plunge into fireworks season, some of them betting everything they have in order to make extra money to supplement modest incomes. The film also chronicles the ongoing struggles of tribal members as they embrace old traditions and create new ones, all the while exploring themes of life, liberty and the politics of Indian sovereignty in America.

Bones of Contention

A BBC production ; written and produced by Danielle Peck and Alex Seaborne.
CALL # E77 .B663 1998.
PUBLISHER: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1998.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (49 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: This program provides an even-handed examination of the conflict between Native American groups and scientists, historians, and museum curators concerning the issue of the remains of more than 10,000 Native Americans unearthed at archaeological sites across the U.S. In doing so, it also provides an excellent survey of American Indian archaeology in the U.S.

Border Crossed Us

Rachel Nez film
CALL # E99.P25 B67 2005
PUBLISHER: [S.l. : s.n.] ; c2005.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Immigration law denies citizenship to many Tohono O'odham people who used to cross the USA-Mexico border freely, disrupting long established community and culture.

Brave New World

CALL # F629.T36 B72 2000
PUBLISHER: Director Robin Crichton; Distributed by Interama, New York
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette ( 50 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: This film is the extraordinary rags to riches story of a tribe of Eastern Woodland Indians. The Meskwakis are unique in that they are the only tribe in the United States not living on a reservation. Filmed over a period of forty years, the film centers on a particular family and tells how the tribe gained control of their own affairs to now become the largest employers in the State of Iowa. The programme highlights problems which are shared the world over by minority cultures in danger of being swamped by larger wider and more powerful societies of which they are becoming a part.

The Broken Chain

CALL # PN1997 .B772 1994.
PUBLISHER: Atlanta, Ga. : Turner Home Entertainment, [1994]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (appx. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: In the midst of the Revolutionary War, two Iroquois tribal brothers are caught up in a fight to keep their people and their land from destruction of approaching settler.

Broken Journey

A production of the Muscogee Creek Nation Communication Department.
CALL # E98.L7 B76 1990z
PUBLISHER: Lincoln, Neb. : Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium, Inc., [199-]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (29 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Interviews with native American prisoners and criminal justice workers illustrate the relationships of alcohol and drugs to Native American imprisonment. The importance of Native American values and culture to rehabilitation are illustrated.

Broken Rainbow

Earthworks ; producers, screenwriters, Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd ; directors, Victoria Mudd, Thom Tyson.
CALL # E99.N3 B685 1986.
PUBLISHER: Los Angeles, CA : Direct Cinema, 1986.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (70 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A documentary about the relocation of ten thousand Navaho Indians from their hogans in northern Arizona to tract homes in towns some distance away because the land allegedly belongs to the Hopi. Looks at efforts to mediate the land dispute.

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, Or, Sitting Bull's History Lesson

Screen story and screenplay, Alan Rudolph & Robert Altman ; producer and director, Robert Altman.
CALL # PS3561.O646 I5 1996.
PUBLISHER: [Santa Monica, CA] : MGM/UA Home Video, c1996.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (ca. 2 hr., 3 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Chronicles the travels and adventures of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Buffalo Bill and the Indians.
Sitting Bull's history lesson.
Buffalo Bill Indians.

Buffy Sainte-marie: Up Where We Belong

Produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; written by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sandra Faire; producer, Sandra Faire; co-producer, Trisa Dayot; director, David Storey.
CALL # E78.C2 B8 2000.
PUBLISHER: [Toronto] : CBC ; Chatsworth, CA : dist. by Image Entertainment, c2000.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (47 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Features Buffy Sainte-Marie in concert with guest appearances from grassroots powwow singers Red Bull and world-champion Canadian drum group Stoney Park. Also includes interview segments.
NOTE: Buffy Sainte-Marie ; Red Bull Singers, Stoney Park Singers.

A Buried Birthplace

Written, produced, and photographed by Robert Johnson ; produced for the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission.
CALL # F819.T9 B87 1987.
PUBLISHER: [Tucson, Ariz.] : Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission, c1987.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (18 min.); 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: The rapid growth of modern-day Tucson has virtually buried all traces of its Hispanic heritage. This film presents a history of Spanish settlement and Jesuit missionary work in the area, and shows how the local Indian culture was caught in the battles between the Mexican government and the Jesuit clergy.

The Business of Fancydancing

CALL # PN1997.A23 B875 2003
PUBLISHER: New York : Wellspring Media, [2003]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Former Spokane Reservation best friends, Seymour and Aristotle have taken different paths when they are brought together for the funeral of an old friend. Both went off to college; one is now a successful poet, the other returned home embittered. Tensions and resentments flare as they meet again.

By This Song I Walk: Navaho Song 

With Andrew Natonabah ; produced by Larry Evers, Denny Carr, Mike Orr ; in cooperation [with] University of Arizona Radio-TV-Film Bureau.
CALL # E99.N3 B89 1978.
PUBLISHER: [Tucson] : University of Arizona Radio-TV-Film Bureau, c1978.
DESCRIPTION:1 videocassette (25 min.); 3/4 in. + 1 guide.
SUMMARY: Against the background of Canyon de Chelly, Navaho singer Andrew Natonabah sings two traveling songs and speaks to his children about the need to preserve Navaho tradition through songs and legends.

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