North American Indians: Films and Videos
California's Lost Tribes [video recording]
Produced by Jack Kohler and Jed Riffe.
CALL # E78.C15 C35 2005
PUBLISHER: Berkeley, CA. : Berkeley Media, c2005.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Explores the conflicts over Indian gaming and places them in the context of both California and Native American history. Examining the historical underpinnings of tribal sovereignty and the evolution of tribal gaming rights over the last 30 years, the film investigates the impact of gaming on Indian self-determination, and the challenges that Native people face in defining the identity of their people for the future.
Canyon de Chelly [video recording]
Written and produced by Bonnie James ; executive producer, Bill Miller.
CALL # F817.C3 C36 1984.
PUBLISHER: Phoenix, Ariz. : KTSP TV, 1984, c1979.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (29 min.) ; 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: A tour of Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, including a profile of the ancient Pueblo culture that once inhabited the area. Sites of ruins and rock carvings are featured, as well as a history of the Navaho Nation's struggle to reclaim the area from white settlers.
Central Arizona Indians [video recording]
CALL # E78.A7 C46 1995.
PUBLISHER: Tucson, Ariz. : KUAT TV, c1995.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (25 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Shows the life and history of the Indians of central Arizona.
A Century of Genocide in the Americas: The Residential School Experience
Native Voices presents a film by Rosemary Gibbons and Dax Thomas.
CALL # E96.5 .C45 2002
PUBLISHER: [S.l.] : No Damn Eagles Productions : Quatica Films, c2002.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (18 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: This film tells the story of Native American children being taken from their parents and forcibly sent to residential schools in Canada and in the United States. The film includes a quotation from the Genocide Convention which prohibits forcibly taking the children away from their parents because of their race.
The Chaco Legacy [video recording]
[Public Broadcasting Associates, Inc.] ; written, produced, and directed by Graham Chedd.
CALL # E99.P9 C45 1988.
PUBLISHER: Washington, D.C. : PBS Video [distributor], 1988.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (VHS) (59 min.); 1/2 in
SUMMARY: Examines archaeological theories about the rise and fall of Chacoan culture, which had a high level of technical development and flourished over 900 years ago in the area of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Shows their extensive water control system, the large network of roads they constructed and several mammoth structures they built. Includes a history of the different excavation projects.
A Choice for K'aila: May Parents Refuse a Transplant for Their Child? [video recording]
A CBC Television production.
CALL # RD546 .C52 1992.
PUBLISHER: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, c1992.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : with b&w ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A portrayal of parents faced with a life and death decision about their baby, and a doctor trying to protect the baby's life. Leslie and Francois Paulette were told that their eight-month- old would need a liver transplant to survive. They were deeply disturbed by the possiblity of the baby's enduring painful treatment only to face a life of uncertain prospects. In addition, they held the Native American belief that in this life, the physical and spiritual being is interconnected. Foreign organs from another person should not be transplanted. Their doctor, though sympathetic, was deeply disturbed at the prospect of witholding treatment. He brought the case to the attention of Social Services, who apprehended the family. The case went to court in Alberta, and the family was permitted to take K'aila home to die.
Closing the Circle: The People Today [video recording]
Lawrence Johnson Productions ; De Smet Project ; producer, Lawrence Johnson ; writers, Lawrence Johnson, Jacqueline Peterson. PUBLISHER: Berkeley, CA : University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, c1993.
CALL # E99.S2 C75 1993.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (14 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Salish and Coeur d'Alene tribal members openly talk about culture and language loss, land loss, and religious change since the arrival of the Black Robes in the northern Rockies 150 years ago.
OTHER TITLE: Title on label: People today.
Columbus Didn't Discover Us [video recording]
Turning Tide Productions ; producers, Wil Echevarria, Erik van Lennep, Pedro Rivera ; director, Robbie Leppzer.
CALL # E58 .C64 1992.
PUBLISHER: Wendell, MA : Turning Tide Productions, c1992.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (24 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Indians from North, Central, and South America speak of the impact the Columbus legacy has had on the lives of indigenous people. NOTE In English and Spanish with English voiceover. NOTE Subtitle on container: Native people's perspectives on the Columbus quincentennial.
Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians : A Film [video recording]
By Anne Makepeace ; produced, written and directed by Anne Makepeace ; a co-production of Anne Makepeace Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET.
CALL # TR140.C82 C6 2000.
PUBLISHER: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c2000.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (86 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Edward S. Curtis was a American photographer whose documentation of Native Americans is appreciated today especially by their descendants for the preservation of their culture.
Contrary Warriors: A Story of the Crow Tribe [video recording]
CALL # E99.C92 C66 1985.
PUBLISHER: Los Angeles, Calif.: Direct Cinema Ltd., c1985.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Describes the Crow Indians' century-long battle to preserve their language, family and culture. Focuses on the life of Robert Yellowtail, a 97-year old tribal leader who sucessfully fought in the U.S. Senate to save Crow lands and then went on to spend 60 years shaping the course of the Crow tribe.
Crazy Horse: Spirit behind the Name [video recording]
CALL # PN1997.5 .A52 2000
PUBLISHER: Director: DAvid R. Anderson and Nick Guroff; New Mexico : Distributed by Oyate Music Group Productions, 2000
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette ( min.)
SUMMARY: (Subject Intellectual Property)
Culturally-competent Counseling and Therapy [video recording]
Sponsored and produced by the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, Division 45 of the American Psychological Association with the support of Microtraining Associates.
CALL # HM1271 .C85 2000
PUBLISHER: North Amherst, MA : Microtraining Associates, Inc., c2000.
DESCRIPTION: 3 videocassettes (ca. 160 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A series of vignettes demonstrating innovative approaches for multi-cultural counseling from culture specific perspectives.
Custer's Last Fight [video recording]
A video production of the Old Army Press.
CALL # E83.876 C86 1986.
PUBLISHER: Ft. Collins, Colo. : The Press, 
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (54 min.) : with si., b&w sequence ; 1/ 2 in. + 1 pressbook (8 p.)
SUMMARY: Includes the complete film: Custer's last fight, issued as a motion picture in 1925, directed by Thomas H. Ince, produced by Bison Films and New York Motion Pictures, distributed by Quality Amusement, and starring Francis Ford. Film depicts the events surrounding the Battle of the Little Big Horn. NOTE Custer's last fight was an augmented version of Custer's last raid, originally released in 1912.
Last modified: August 11, 2009