North American Indians: Films and Videos

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N. Scott Momaday Speech

CALL # VCT 126
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette; 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Speech given at the Arizona State Library Association, Tucson.


Native American Artists/ Kaet, Arizona State University.

CALL #N6538.A4 N37 2003

PUBLISHER: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2003.

DESCRIPTION: 6 videodiscs (30 min. each) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

SUMMARY: Presents American Indian artists, who display and discuss their work and their heritage.

CONTENTS: Grace Medicine Flower, Joseph Lonewolf -- Fritz Scholder -- Allan Houser -- R.C. Gorman -- Helen Hardin -- Loloma.


Native Americans: The History of a People

CALL # E77 .N354 1992.
PUBLISHER: Madison, WI : Knowledge Unlimited, c1992.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (25 min.) ; 1/2 in. + 1 teacher's guide (16 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.)
SUMMARY: Provides an overview of Native American cultures based on their geographic location in North America.
OTHER TITLE: History of a people.

The Native Americans

CALL # E77 .N345 1994.
PUBLISHER: Atlanta, Ga. : Turner Home Entertainment, 1994.
DESCRIPTION: 6 videocassettes (293 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Rediscover America in this illuminating six-part series as Native Americans tell their own compelling story against the background splendor of the geographic regions from which they came.
Nations of the Northeast.
Tribal people of the Northwest.
Tribes of the Southeast.
Natives of the Southwest.
People of the Great Plains.

Native Americans: Celebrating Traditions

Eagle Rock Entertainment.
CALL # E77.4 .N42 2001.
PUBLISHER: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2001.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (30 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: "By presenting the experiences of Native Americans from a wide array of fields including artisans, performers, and teachers, this program shows how many tribes are returning to the traditions and spirituality of their ancestors"--case. NOTE "Today's life choices : challenges for our times"--introductory screen.

Native American Novelists

A production of TSI Swiss Television, Lugano.
CALL # PS153.I52 N375 1995.
PUBLISHER: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1995.
DESCRIPTION: 4 videocassettes (50 min. each) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: The Native American experience is portrayed in conversations with four Native American authors, N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie M. Silko and Gerald Vizenor.
N. Scott Momaday.
James Welch.
Leslie Marmon Silko.
Gerald Vizenor.

Native Land: Nomads of the Dawn

Primal Mind Foundation in association with Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc. and the Native Land Foundation ; producer/director, John Peaslee ; executive producer, Alvin H. Perlmutter ; writer, Jamake Highwater.
CALL # E59 .N37 1996.
PUBLISHER: New York : Unapix Entertainment, c1996.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Combines narration and visual imagery to inform the viewer from the perspective of Native Americans about answers to age-old cosmological questions.

Naturally Native

CALL # E98.W8 N2 1997
PUBLISHER: [S.l.] : Naturally Native Productions, [1997]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (110 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Follows the lives and relationships of three sisters as they attempt to start their own business. Of American Indian ancestry, but adopted by white foster parents as young children, each sister has her own identity issues and each has chosen a very different career path. Now dedicated to starting a Native cosmetic business, they attempt to overcome obstacles both in the business world and in the home. A touching love story of family and culture, the film also interweaves a subtle but strong wake-up call regarding the treatment of Native people in corporate America, and provides some insight into tribal infrastructure and gaming issues. This is the first film about Native American women written, directed, produced and starring Native American women.

Navajo and Apache Indians of Arizona 

CALL # E99.N3 A718 1995.
PUBLISHER: Tucson, Ariz. : KUAT TV, c1995.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (30 min.) ; 1/2 in
SUMMARY Shows the life and history of the Navajo and Apache Indians of Arizona. Hosted by Emory Sekaquaptewa.

Navajo Code Talkers: A Film 

By Tom McCarthy.
CALL # E99.N3 N29 1990.
PUBLISHER: Lincoln, NE : Distributed by Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium, Inc., [1990?], c1986.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (30 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Describes the story of the Navajo code talkers, who during World War II, transmitted secret messages for the Americans in the Pacific using the Navajo language as code.

Navajo Indians

CALL # A-6744.
PUBLISHER: Erpi Classroom Films (later name Encyclopaedia Britannica Films) 1939.
DESCRIPTION: 11 min.; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Portrays the Navajos in their native environment, engaged in such activities as building a home, tilling the soil, tending sheep, carding the wool, and weaving it into blankets. Also shows barter at a local trading post, the performance of native dances, a marriage ceremony, and a wedding feast. The story centers around Taska and Alnaba, a young Navajo couple who are betrothed.

The Navajo Indian

CALL # A-10,847
PUBLISHER: Coronet Instructional Media, 1975.
DESCRIPTION: 10 min.; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Shows how Navajo Indians are retaining their ancient skills as herdsmen, weavers, and silversmiths as they gradually adjust to the changes occurring in their lives. For elementary grades.

Navajo: The Fight for Survival

CALL # E-12,859.
PUBLISHER: New York : Time-Life Films, 1972.
DESCRIPTION: 1 reel, 47 min. ; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Documents the destruction of Indian civilization since the days of the first conquistadores and chronicles current attempts to preserve Navajo culture. Includes uncensored footage of a Navajo healing ceremony with comments by Robert Bergman, chief of Indian mental health services.
OTHER TITLE: Navajo: the last red Indian.

Navajo Talking Picture

CALL # E78.A7 N38 1986.
PUBLISHER: New York, NY : Women Make Movies (distributor), c1986.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Documents the life of Arlene Bowman's grandmother on the Navajo Reservation in Lower Greasewood, Arizona.

The Navajos and Annie Wauneka

CBS News.
CALL # D-5659.
PUBLISHER: New York : CBS News, 1965.
DESCRIPTION: 1 film reel (30 min.) ; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Describes the crusade of Annie Wauneka, a Navaho, to improve the health programs on Navajo reservations. Shows her efforts to persuade tribe members to accept modern ways by blending them with the traditional beliefs.
OTHER TITLE: Twentieth century (Television program)

The New Indians

National Geographic Society in association with WQED Pittsburgh.
CALL # E98.E85 N4.
PUBLISHER: Washington : The Society, 1977, c1976.
DESCRIPTION: 1 cassette, 59 min.; 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Shows how various tribes of North American Indians are taking new pride in their ancient ways and examines some of the problems they encounter.

North American Indian Legends

CALL # B-11,268.
ALT CALL # E98.F6.
PUBLISHER: Sal Bruno. Released by BFA Educational Media, 1973.
DESCRIPTION: 21 min.; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Presents legends of Indians of three different geographical regions of North America which describe tribal traditions, explain natural events, and express values of the people.

Northern Arizona Indians

CALL # E78.A7 N66 1995.
PUBLISHER: Tucson, Ariz. : KUAT TV, c1995.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (30 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Shows the lives and history of the Indians of northern Arizona.

Northern New Spain: Hispanic and Native American Perspectives

Carla Stoffe ... [et al.].
CALL # F1231 .S76 1991.
AUTHOR: Stoffe, Carla.
PUBLISHER: [Tucson, Ariz. : University of Arizona], 1991.
DESCRIPTION: 3 videocassettes (360 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A symposium on the intellectual and cultural history of Hispanic and Native American peoples of the New Southwest. Topics include the effects of European colonialism and the Crusades, as well as issues of identity and religion among the native peoples of "New Spain".

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