North American Indians: Films and Videos

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The Last of His Tribe

HBO Pictures presents a River City production; produced by John Levoff and Robert Lovenheim; directed by Harry Hook.
CALL # PN1997 .L37 1992.
PUBLISHER: New York, NY : HBO Video, c1992.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (90 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A sole survivor of the massacre of his people, Ishi has been discovered by Dr. Kroeber and his wife Henriette. Ishi carries the secrets of his people--secrets no white man knows.

The Last of the Mohicans

By United Artists
CALL #  PN1997.5 .L36 2000       
PUBLISHER: [Tulsa, OK?]: VCI Home Video, [2000].
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (91 min.): sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.           
SUMMARY: James Fenimore Cooper's classic wilderness adventure during the French and Indian War in colonial America about the adventures of Natty Bumppo.

Last Stand at Little Big Horn

Presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York and KCET/Los Angeles; produced and directed by Paul Stekler; a Midnight Films production for The American Experience.
CALL # E83.876 .L33 1992.
PUBLISHER: [Alexandria, Va.]: PBS Home Video, 1992.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. SERIES American experience. SERIES American experience (Television program)
SUMMARY: Examines the Battle of the Little Bighorn, known as "Custer's Last Stand," from an Indian's and white man's perspective. Uses journals, oral accounts, Indian ledger drawings, archival footage, and feature films to present the dual viewpoints of this historic event.

Legacy in Limbo

Produced by WXXI-TV.
CALL # E98.A7 L43 1990.
PUBLISHER: Lincoln, Neb.: Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium, 1990.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (60 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: The Museum of the American Indian in New York City is the world's greatest collection of native American artifacts. Yet only a small portion of the collection is on public display due to the constraint of space. Every attempt to move the Museum to a better location has been disrupted.
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Indian art -- North America.
Indians of North America -- Antiquities collection and preservation -- Government policy.

Lighting the 7th Fire

Produced by Sandra Johnson Osawa (Makah).
CALL # E99.C6 L54 1994.
PUBLISHER: Seattle, WA : Upstream Productions, c1994.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (47 min., 30 sec.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Examines how the Chippewa Indians of northern Wisconsin have struggled to restore the tradition of spear fishing and the opposition they have encountered. Relates the re-emergence of traditional fishing rights to the Chippewa prophecy that speaks of seven fires representing seven periods of time, the seventh being a time when lost traditions would be renewed.
OTHER TITLE: Lighting the seventh fire.

Lii Biyiin (horse Song)

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.

The Lisa Tiger Story

Unity Productions.
CALL # RC607.A26 L57 1993.
PUBLISHER: [S.l.] : United National Indian Tribal Youth, c1993.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (30 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Lisa Tiger, a 28-year-old Native American woman who is HIV- positive, discusses her situation with a group of students. Since her diagnosis, Lisa has become an active lecturer and has spoken to high-school students about the risks of unsafe sex.

Little Injustices: Laura Nader Looks at the Law

CALL # KF1609 .L57 1981.
PUBLISHER: Washington, D.C.: PBS Video, c1981.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Anthropologist Laura Nader compares the resolution of everyday legal complaints as conducted in a small Zapotec Indian village and in the United States. Studies are based on a 10-year study of 5,000 consumer complaints. She discusses the legal procedures and remedies, and comments on the problems of impersonal law.

Live and Remember (wo Kiksuye)

Directed by Henry Smith; a production of Solaris Dance
CALL # ML3557 .L585 1987.
TITLE: Theatre in association with South Dakota Public TV; [presented by] Solaris Lakota Project.
PUBLISHER: New York: Solaris/SDETV, c1987.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (29 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A documentary about the Lakota Sioux nation's oral tradition, song and dance, medicine, spirit world, and perceptions of bicultural lifestyles discussed by Lakota elders, medicine men and traditional dancers. Includes commentary on the role of women in Indian society, alliances with animal nations, the Peace Pipe ceremony, and changing relationships within the reservations and non-Indian world.
Wo kiksuye.
Live & remember.


KAET, Arizona State University.
CALL # NK7398.L64 L6.
PUBLISHER: Washington, D.C.: PBS Video [distributor], [1975]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (29 min.); 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Presents Charles Loloma, a Hopi jeweler who displays his work and discusses his heritage.
OTHER TITLE: Charles Loloma.

Looking toward Home: An Urban Indian Experience

A cultural affairs production of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Television for the Nebraska ETV Network; Conroy Chino and Dale Kruzic.
CALL # E98.U72 L66 2003
PUBLISHER: Lincoln, Neb.: Native American Public Telecommunications: distributed by Vision Maker Video, 2003.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videodisc (57 min.): sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Explores issues facing Native Americans living in urban environments illustrating the importance of access to adequate health care, education, and the strong sense of community and cultural identity needed to thrive in big cities.

Loon's Necklace

CALL # A-12,871.
PUBLISHER: Crawley Films, Ottawa. Released by Canadian Education Association, 1948. Released in the U.S. by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, 1949.
DESCRIPTION: 10 min.;16 mm.
SUMMARY: Dramatizes the Indian legend of how the loon, a water bird, received his distinguishing neckband. Ceremonial masks carved by the Indians of British Columbia establish the characters of the story and portray the Indian's sensitivity to the moods of nature. For intermediate and high school grades and adult groups.

Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris with Paul Bailey

Institute of Contemporary Arts.
CALL # PS3555.R42 Z74 1989.
PUBLISHER: London: ICA Video; Northbrook, Ill.: Roland Collection, 1989.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A husband-wife author team, both of Native American descent, discuss their writings.

Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris: Searching for a Native American Identity

Produced and directed by Catherine Tatge; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc.; a presentation of WNET/New York and WTTW/Chicago.
CALL # E98.E85 S42 1994.
PUBLISHER: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1994, c1988.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (30 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Bill Moyers interviews husband and wife writing team Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris who discuss their literary collaboration, their shared thinking based upon their like backgrounds as mixed-blood Native Americans, and the Native American characters who people their novels.
OTHER TITLE: Searching for a Native American identity: Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris.
World of ideas (Television program)

Love Is a Child: A Film

By Frederick A. Ench.
CALL # E9791 1980 173.
AUTHOR: Ench, Frederick Allen.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (18 min., 33 sec.); 3/4 in. + 1 text (v, 9 p.)
SUMMARY: Shows handicapped preschool children at the White Mountain Apache Head Start Program and the services available at Head Start.

Lower Colorado River Indians of Arizona

CALL # E78.A7 L69 1995.
PUBLISHER: Tucson, Ariz.: KUAT TV, c1995.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (23 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Shows the life and history of the Indians of the lower Colorado River in Arizona.

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