North American Indians: Films and Videos

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Taking Tradition to Tomorrow

Produced by TRW for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society in cooperation with Blackfoot Indian Writing Company ; executive producer, Dale Van Natta ; director and writer, Roy Williams.
CALL # E77.2 .T34 1988.
PUBLISHER: Boulder, CO : American Indian Science & Engineering Society, 1988.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Features cultural and scientific contributions that American Indians have made to society.

The Talking Circle

Producer and writer, Mary Katharine Duffie ; writer, Hollis Littlecreek.
CALL # E98.S7 T34 1989.
PUBLISHER: Tucson, Ariz. : Silvercloud Video Productions, c1989.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (25 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Shows the traditional religious foundations of the Talking Circle, a modern amalgamation of Native American ceremonies, and how it is being used today to help recovering alcoholics, as a group dynamics tool with public school children, and as a method of adolescent therapy.

The Tarahumara Festival of the Easter Moon

Filmed, recorded, and edited by Charles and Jane Nauman with the cooperation of Harrison Eiteljorg; script written and narrated by Charles Nauman.
CALL # F1221.T25 T373 2005
PUBLISHER: Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, c2005.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videodisc (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Shot in 1976 by Nauman Films, but never released. This film is a rare visual document of the Tarahumara- one of the most remote and isolated tribes of the North American continent. Filmed during a gathering at the mission village of Norogachic of northwest Mexico. The week-long gathering uniquely explores both Christian and pre-Christian expressions of honoring the Easter Moon.
OTHER TITLE: Festival of the Easter Moon

Teaching Music with a Multicultural Approach

[Coordinated by] William M. Anderson.
CALL # Video- cass. 70.
PUBLISHER: Reston, Va. : Music Educators National Conference, c1991.
DESCRIPTION: 4 videocassettes (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 book (ix, 91 p. : ill., music)
Teaching the music of African Americans.
Teaching the music of the American Indian.
Teaching the music of Asian Americans.
Teaching the music of Hispanic Americans.


Cheyenne/Arapaho Productions presents ; directed by Chris Eyre. 
CALL # E58 .T35 1994
PUBLISHER: New York, N.Y. : Third World Newsreel, c1994.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (9 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: "The story of two Indian boys, Clint and Joseph, who encounter the corruption and haphazard violence of the adult world in a roadside hit-and-run accident." -- Online catalog.

Thieves of Time

ABC News.
CALL # E78.S7 T4 1999.
PUBLISHER: [S.l.] : ABC News Home Video, c1999.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (23 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Examines archaeological thefts from Navajo and Anasazi sites. Includes interviews with a convicted thief, art dealers, Navajo leaders, and archaeologists as well as a tour of several vandalized sites.


TriStar Pictures.
CALL # PN1997 .T494 1992.
PUBLISHER: Burbank, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1992.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (118 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A young, part-Sioux FBI agent is sent to solve a murder on an Indian reservation. There he meets the irreverent local sheriff and the tribe's religious leader, who helps the agent begin to understand his lost heritage. Gradually, he comes to believe that the U.S. government has framed an innocent man, but finds that he and those around him are thrown into danger because of his suspicions.

To Find Our Life : The Peyote Hunt of the Huichols of Mexico

CALL # E-8434.
PUBLISHER: Los Angeles : University of California at Los Angeles, 1969.
DESCRIPTION: 1 reel, 61 min. ; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Follows a group of Huichol Indians on their ritual yearly journey to obtain peyote in the high desert country. Shows initiation of novices, curing ceremony, "hunting" of peyote with bow and arrow, communal peyote-eating and subsequent trance.

To Protect Mother Earth: Broken Treaty II

By Joel L. Friedman.
CALL # E99.S4 T62 1989.
PUBLISHER: New York : Cinnamon Productions, 1989.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (59 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: This sequel to Broken treaty at Battle Mountain, relates the legal battle between two Western Shoshone Indians and the U.S. government over land claimed by the Indians based on the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley. The Shoshone way of life is portrayed.
OTHER TITLE: Broken treaty II.

Touch the Earth

Centre Productions ; produced by Jim Schott ; photographs by Edward S. Curtis.
CALL # E77.5 .T68 1980z.
PUBLISHER: Boulder, Colo. : Centre Productions ; Irwindale, CA : Barr Films [distributor], [198-?]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (22 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Speeches and writings of North American Indians are read, accompanied by photographs by Edward S. Curtis.

Transitions: Destruction of a Mother Tongue

[Presented by] Native Voices Public Television Workshop.
CALL # PM2341 .T73 1991.
PUBLISHER: Bozeman, Mont. : Montana Public Television, c1991.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (30 min.) ; 1/2 in.
This film by Blackfeet producers Darrell Kipp and Joe Fisher, explores the relationship between language, thought, and culture, and examines the impact of language loss in Native American communities. The film chronicles the disappearance of the Blackfeet tribal language during the period of 1890-1990, with analysis of why the Mother tongue was destroyed.
OTHER TITLE: Destruction of a Mother tongue.

The Treaty of 1868

Written & directed by Jim Underwood ; producers, Mike Feduk, Darrell Wheaton.
CALL # E99.D1 T73 1986.
PUBLISHER: Lincoln, Neb. : Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium, c1986.
DESCRIPTION: 2 videocassettes (ca. 29 min. ea.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Examines the roots of the dispute between the Lakota Sioux and the United States government over the Black Hills area of western South Dakota. Program 1 focuses on the original treaties and radically different philosophies of the signers. Program 2 highlights the physical and legal battles waged to gain and regain the Black Hills and presents contemporary views of the Lakota's ongoing effort.
OTHER TITLE: Black Hills claim.

The Trial of Standing Bear

Nebraska ETV.
CALL # KF228.S78 T74 1988.
PUBLISHER: Lincoln, NE : Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium, 1988.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (120 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Examines the 1879 court case of Standing Bear vs. Crook and the struggle for basic Native American rights. Focuses on the arrest of Standing Bear, the efforts of sympathetic citizens to help him, and the courtroom battle that brought national attention to his struggle for human rights.
OTHER TITLE: Ponca chiefs.

True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

Produced by Gale Anne Hurd ; written, produced and directed by Valerie Red-Horse ; produced by Valhalla Motion Pictures [in association with the Independent Television Service].
CALL # D810.C88 T78 2004
PUBLISHER: Berkeley, Calif. : Berkeley Media LLC [distributor, 2004]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videodisc (ca. 57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Explores from the Native point of view the complex story of the role that the Native American code talkers and the Navajo language played in secret communications during World War II. No cryptography system proved as effective during the war as did the use of Navajo code talkers using their tribal language to transmit military communiques. Countless American lives were saved because of the service of these brave young Native American Marines.

Tucson... : The Old Pueblo

Written and produced by Bonnie James ; executive producer, Bill Miller.
CALL # F819.T9 T845 1983.
PUBLISHER: Phoenix, Ariz. : KTSP TV, 1983, c1980.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: A history of Tucson, Arizona, its people and cultures. Special emphasis is placed on the Native American history of the town, as well as the period of white settlement. Also includes a profile of the University of Arizona.
OTHER TITLE: Tucson, the old pueblo

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