North American Indians: Films and Videos

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Paths in the Wilderness

University of Arizona, Radio-TV-Film Bureau.
CALL # D-11,0
PUBLISHER: Tucson : The Bureau, 1976.
DESCRIPTION: 1 reel, 28 min. ; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Portrays the humanistic and explorative achievements of Padre Eusebio Kino, a Jesuit who helped settle the Southwest. Features the area of the Sonoran Desert of Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona.

People of the Buffalo

CALL # B-8983
PUBLISHER: National Film Board of Canada. Released in the U. S. by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp., 1969.
DESCRIPTION: 15 min. ;16 mm.
SUMMARY: Shows how the buffalo formed the central core of the society of the North American Plains Indians.
OTHER TITLE: Age of the buffalo [Motion picture]

People of the First Light

Produced by WGBY-TV, Springfield, Mass.
CALL # E78.N5 P46 1985.
PUBLISHER: Springfield, Mass. : WGBY-TV ; Lincoln, Nebr. : distributed by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library, 1985.
DESCRIPTION: 7 videocassettes (201 min.) ; 1/2 in. + 1 teacher's guide (14 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.)
SUMMARY: Discusses the history and culture of native Americans in the southern New England region.
Indians of southern New England.
Wampanoags of Gay Head.
Boston Indian community.
Indians of Connecticut.
Indian experience, urban & rural.
Mashpee Wampanoags.
Indians in Southern New England.

People of the Hearth: Paleoindians of the Northern Rockies

An Earthtalk production.
CALL # E56 .P46 1993.
PUBLISHER: Bozeman, MT : Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University, 1993.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (30 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: In a secluded valley of southwestern Montana, the People of the Hearth baked deer, jackrabbit, cottontail rabbit, porcupine, and pricklypear and goosefoot seeds in their kitchens. These early Native Americans fashioned projectile points, used atlatls to kill game, skinned and butchered deer, prepared daily meals, and processed winter food supplies at their hearths. The Barton Gulch archaeological site is providing significant new evidence regarding these now-extinct people.
OTHER TITLE: Paleoindians of the Northern Rockies.

The Peyote Road: Ancient Religion in Contemporary Crisis

A Kifaru production in association with Peacedream Productions with participation by Eagle Heart Productions ; production coordinated by the Native American Religious Freedom Project.
CALL # E98.R3 P495 1993.
PUBLISHER: San Francisco, Calif. : Kifaru Productions, c1993.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (VHS) (62 min.); 1/2 in. + Teacher's guide (1 sheet)
SUMMARY: A documentary on the religious use of peyote by Native Americans and of efforts to establish protective legislation for practicing peyotism.

The Place of the Falling Waters

A film by Roy Bigcrane and Thompson Smith.
CALL # E99.S2 P52 1991.
PUBLISHER: Bozeman, Mont. : Montana Public Television, c1991.
DESCRIPTION: 3 videocassettes (90 min.) ; 1/2 in.
CONTENTS: Part 1. Before the dam -- part 2. The Road to the dam -- part 3. The dam & the future.
SUMMARY: This story relates the complex and volatile relationship between the people of the Confederated Salish and Koontenai Tribes and a major hydroelectric dam situated within the Flathead Indian Reservation. It covers a history of tribal society and culture before the dam's construction, the construction of the Kerr Dam in the 1930's and its impact on the reservation, and the hopes and dilemmas of the Salish and Kootenai people as they prepare to take over the dam during the next three decades.


CALL # E99.P85 P572 2005
PUBLISHER: [United States] : Walt Disney Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2005]
DESCRIPTION: 2 videodiscs (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Legendary tale of Native American Pocahontas and her unlikely romance with British Captain John Smith. Tenth Anniversary Edition includes: deleted scenes; The Making of Pocahontas; sing-along songs; and more.

Point of Pines

CALL # B-10,889.
PUBLISHER: New York : New York University Film Library, [197-?]
DESCRIPTION: 1 reel, 22 min. ; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Shows archaeological field methods demonstrated by students and faculty at the University of Arizona Archaeological Field School at Point of Pines on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.

Powwow Highway

Handmade Films ; executive producers, George Harrison & Denis O'Brien ; screenplay, Janet Heaney and Jean Stawarz ; producer, Jan Wieringa ; director, Jonathan Wacks.
CALL # PN1997 .P69 1997.
PUBLISHER: [S.l.] : Starmaker : Paragon Entertainment Corporation ; Troy, MI : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., c1997.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (91 minutes) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: With nothing in common but their Native American heritage, two men begin a cross-country adventure filled with comedy and drama.
OTHER TITLE: Title on label: Pow wow highway.

Prehistoric National Monuments of Arizona

CALL # E78.A7 P78 1995.
PUBLISHER: Tucson, Ariz. : KUAT TV, c1995.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (23 min.) ; 1/2 in. 1 guide.
SUMMARY: Takes us on a journey to see prehistoric Indian sites in Arizona which are now national monuments.

Pride and the Power to Win

Produced by the Presidio Film Group. / Director: Wing, Cyndee and Wing, David.
CALL # E99.P25 P74 1990.
PUBLISHER: Tucson, AZ : Presidio Film Group, c1990.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (28 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Describes a community project to improve the quality of education at the Baboquivari High School on the Tohono O'Odham reservation near Sells, Arizona.

Protecting drinking water on tribal lands /
Water Education Foundation ; U.S. Environmental Protection


CALL # GB1005 .P75 2002

PUBLISHER: Sacramento, Calif. : Water Education Foundation, c2002.

DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (32 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

SUMMARY: "Ensuring good quality drinking water is essential, and in the 21st century, much of the focus is on pollution prevention - protecting the source of drinking water before it becomes contaminated. This video explains the importance of developing a source water assessment program (SWAP) for tribal lands by profiling three tribes that have created SWAPs. It complements "Protecting Drinking Water: A Workbook for Tribes", a 109-page publication produced by the Water Education Foundation in 2000. The workbook includes a step-by step work plan for Tribes interested in developing a protection plan for their drinking water"--Container.

The Pueblo Peoples: First Contact

CALL # E99.P9 P92 1990.
Co- production of KNME-TV and Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development.
PUBLISHER: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Video, c1990.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (26 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Tells the other side of history --the story of the European conquest as viewed by America's Pueblo people, told in their voices, and seen through their eyes. Captured in beautiful images, dramatic words, and music.
NOTE: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
NOTE: Based on a narrative written by Simon Ortiz.

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