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North American Indians: Films and Videos

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Hand Game : The Native North American Game of Power and Chance

A film by Lawrence Johnson ; written by Lawrence Johnson, Jacqueline Peterson ; producer and director, Lawrence Johnson.
CALL # E98.G2 H36 2001
PUBLISHER: Portland, OR : Lawrence Johnson Productions, c2001.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (66 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY:Takes viewer on journey through the Makah, Blackfeet, Flathead, Spokane, Walker River, Coeur d'Alene and Crow reservations. Reveals the historic and mythic roots of the mostly widely played native gambling game in Northwest North America.

Hands of History

CALL # E98.A7 H355 1994
PUBLISHER: [S.l.] : National Film Board of Canada, [1994?]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd. (stereo.), col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Features the work and personal narratives of three Canadian artists of native ancestry.

Harold of Orange

Film in the Cities ; screenplay, Gerald Vizenor.
CALL # PN1995.9.C55 H37 1984.
PUBLISHER: St. Paul, Minn. : Film in the Cities, 1984.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (32 min.)
SUMMARY: A satirical comedy that explores the interaction of American Indians and philanthropic organizations. Draws on trickster myths common to many Indian tribes to dispel Hollywood stereotypes of the "wild Indian" and the "noble savage." 


[Presented by] Phelps Dodge Corporation ; written and produced by Bonnie James ; executive producer, Bill Miller.
CALL # E99.H68 H64 1979.
PUBLISHER: [Phoenix, Ariz.] : KOOL-TV, c1979.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (29 min.) ; 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: A profile of the ancient Hohokam Indians of the Southwest, who mastered the technique of irrigation and settled in the region of modern-day Phoenix.


Produced in association with the Independent Television Service ; produced by Philomath Films; produced, directed and edited by Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson.
CALL # E99.T34 H65 1999.
PUBLISHER: Berkeley : University of California Extension Center for Independent Learning, c1999.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (60 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Follows four Lakota Indian families from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Through the lives of a grandmother, an artist, a spiritual leader, and a community activist, the problems of the reservation system are balanced with the thriving richness of the culture.
NOTE Some dialogue in Lakota with English subtitles.

Honey Moccasin

CALL #E98.E85 H66 1998
PUBLISHER: New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies, c1998.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (47 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Investigates the authenticity, cultural identity, and the articulation of modern Native American experience in
cinematic language and pop culture.

Honorable Nations: The Seneca's Land Rights

CALL # E99.S3 H66 1993.
PUBLISHER: New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, [1993?].
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (54 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: For 99 years, the residents of Salamanca, N.Y. have rented the land under their homes for an average of $1.00 a year from the Seneca Indians, under the terms of a lease imposed by Congress. Now the lease is about to expire. This film is about the conflict of the survival of the town and justice for the Senecas.

Honored by the Moon

Presented by the Minnesota American Indian AIDS Task Force ; produced by Skyman-Smith ; producer/script development, Mona M. Smith.
CALL # E98.S48 H66 1990.
PUBLISHER: New York, NY : Distributed by Women Make Movies, 1990, c1989.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (15 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Native American lesbians and gay men talk about their lives. They speak of their unique historical and spiritual role, and of the sacredness associated with being lesbian or gay and having the power to bridge the worlds of male and female.

The Honour of All

[Presented by] the Alkali Lake Indian Band, the Chief Dan George Memorial Foundation, and the Four Worlds Development Project ; a Phil Lucas production ; produced & directed by Phil Lucas.
CALL # E99.S45 H66 1986.
PUBLISHER: Williams Lake, B.C., Canada : Alkali Lake Indian Band ; Micro- Video Productions [distributor], 1986.
DESCRIPTION: 2 videocassettes (116 min.) ; 1/2 in.
CONTENTS: Pt. 1. The story of Alkali Lake -- Pt. 2. The people of Alkali Lake.
SUMMARY: A dramatization of the modern day problems of the Shuswap Indians of British Columbia, focusing on the break-up of their culture and their subsequent dependence on alcohol (pt. 1). Personal interviews with former alcoholics and addicts show how the community's effort to recover from widespread alcoholism and drug abuse has paid off (pt.2).
Story of Alkali Lake
People of Alkali Lake.

Hopi Horizons: The Vanishing Seris of Tiburon Island : Seri Indians

M. de Give ... [et al.].
CALL # E78.A7 G58 1980z.
AUTHOR: Give, M. de.
PUBLISHER: [Tucson, Ariz. : University of Arizona], [198-?]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (41 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: These 3 films present life on the Hopi and Seri reservations from the Indian point of view, showing the handicrafts, agricultural methods, health, education, and influence of missionaries.
Vanishing Seris of Tiburon Island.
Seri Indians.

Hopi Indian Arts and Crafts

CALL # A-10,846.
PUBLISHER: Coronet, 1945.
DESCRIPTION: 11 min; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Demonstrates the skill and patience required in the native Indian arts of weaving, silversmithing, basketry, and pottery making. For primary, intermediate, and high school grades and adult groups.

Hopi Indian Arts and Crafts

CALL # E99.H7.
PUBLISHER: Coronet Instructional Media, 1974.
DESCRIPTION: 10 min; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Shows Hopi Indian craftsmen practicing their traditional skills of weaving, basket making, silversmithing, and ceramics. For elementary grades.

Hopi Kachinas

ACI Productions ; writing, James Sieger.
CALL # A-10,770.
PUBLISHER: New Brunswick, N.J. : ACI, [1960?]
DESCRIPTION: 1 film reel (10 min.) ; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Shows the carving and painting of a Hopi kachina doll and explains the significance of the dolls in the life of the Indian. Includes scenes from a Hopi butterfly dance.

Hopi, Songs of the Fourth World

Ferrero Films ; producer, director, Pat Ferrero.
CALL # E99.H7.
PUBLISHER: San Francisco, CA : Ferrero Films, 1983.
DESCRIPTION: 1 film reel (58 min.) ; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: An in-depth look at the meaning of the Hopi way, a philosophy of living in balance with nature. Describes the Hopi philosophy of life, death, and renewal as revealed in the interweaving life cycle of humans and corn plants.

Hopiit 1981

Director, camera, editor Victor Masayesva, Jr.
CALL # E99.H7 H66 1982.
PUBLISHER: Phoenix, Ariz : distributed by IS Productions, c1982.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (15 min.) ; 3/4 in. program notes (1 p.)
SUMMARY: In the Hopi language storytellers and singers present in segments a year of seasonal activities in the Hopi calendar.

Horse Song (other Title: Lii Biyiin) 

Director Norman Patrick Brown
CALL # E99.N3 L5 2000.
PUBLISHER: Shiprock, N.M. : Four Directions Health Communications, [c2000?]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 presenter's guide (1 fold. sheet : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm. folded to 22 x 10 cm.)
SUMMARY: A dramatization about a Navajo man who finds out he has diabetes.

Hozho of Native Women

Rosenda Reins Productions ; producer/director, Beverly R. Singer (Santa Clara/Navajo)
CALL # E98.S7 .H694 1996
PUBLISHER: New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Women Make Movies c1997.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Presents excerpts from a conference on Native American women's health issues. Interviews with several native women concerning their personal life stories with regards to their society, cultural assimilation problems, and identity.

Hupa Indian White Deerskin Dance

CALL # A-7915.
ALT CALL # E99.H8 H86.
PUBLISHER: Arthur Barr Productions. 1958.
DESCRIPTION: 11 min; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: A study of old cultural patterns retained by the Hupa Indians of northwestern California. Portrays the ten-day deerskin dance ceremony still held by the Hupa, showing the rare dance materials, the dancers' costumes, the dance pattern, and the traditional rituals of this ancient religious ceremony.

Huteetl: Koyukon Memorial Potlatch

Produced by Yukon-Koyukuk School District ; directed and edited by Curt Madison. PUBLISHER: Lincoln, Neb. : Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium, c1983.
CALL # E99.K79 H87 1983.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (55 min., 20 sec.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Shows the potlatch ceremony given by an Alaskan kin group to achieve a repayment of kindness following a year-long mourning for a young couple killed in an airplane accident.
OTHER TITLE: Koyukon memorial potlatch

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