North American Indians: Films and Videos

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Walela Live in Concert

Rita Coolidge, Laura Satterfield, Priscilla Coolidge.
CALL # Compact Disc 9146
PUBLISHER: Dallas, TX : Rich-Heape Films, c2004.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: "An inspirational musical journey of the Spirit. Open your heart to the marvelous and magical harmony of this very special experience. Benefitting the Sovereign Nations Preservation Project, non-profit provider of educational media benefitting Native Americans"--Container.

Walking in a Sacred Manner: North American Indians and the Natural World

Producer, Stephen Cross.
CALL # D-11,410.
PUBLISHER: Chicago, Ill. : International Film Bureau, 1982.
DESCRIPTION: 1 film reel (23 min.) ; 16 mm.
SUMMARY: Words spoken by selected North American Indians over a 200-year period describe their life, land, and plants and animals. Contains photographs by Edward S. Curtis, who documented the last of authentic Indian life between 1896 and 1930.
OTHER TITLE: North American Indians and the natural world.

Wampum Wonderland

CALL # GV1301 .W35 1994.
PUBLISHER: [United States] : CBS Video, c1994.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Tells the story of the Pequot Indian resurgence through ownership of the most successful casino in the U.S.

The Way of Our Fathers

Humboldt State University Foundation.
CALL # E97 .W39 1972.
PUBLISHER: Berkeley : University of California Extension Media Center, 1972.
DESCRIPTION: 1 cassette, 33 min. ; 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Members of several northern California Indian tribes describe their way of life before the imposition of a foreign culture. Explores effects of conventional white-oriented educational programs such as loss of cultural heritage and identity. Native American teachers discuss historical methods of Indian education and ways that both methods and content might be incorporated in the mainstream of American education.

The Way West

Steeplechase Films in association with Channel Four Television ; WGBH, Boston.
CALL # F591 .W295 1995.
PUBLISHER: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, c1995.
DESCRIPTION: 4 videocassettes (90 min. ea.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Follow the extraordinary story of how the West was lost and won, from the time of the Gold Rush until after the last gasp of the Indian Wars at Wounded Knee, and the clash of cultures as Native Americans and whites struggled bitterly over the land.

A Weave of Time: The Story of a Navajo Family, 1938-1986 

CALL # E99.N3 W38 1987.
PUBLISHER: Los Angeles, CA : Direct Cinema, 1987.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (60 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A documentary which includes film footage and photographs from 1938 and 1987 of four generations of a Navajo family. Portrays the impact of modernization on the lives of the family and the efforts of the family to maintain its traditions.
OTHER TITLE: Story of a Navajo family.

Weaving Words : Stories of Arizona's Native Basketweavers

Directed, written and edited by Terrol Dew Johnson, Tristan Reader ; produced by Tohono O'odham Community Action.
CALL # E78.A7 W435 2000
PUBLISHER: Sells, AZ : Tohono O'odham Community Action, c2000.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (43 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: "Journey into the lives of seven women who continue the tradition of native basketweaving, keeping an ancient art alive for this and future generations. Tohono O'odham, Apache, and Hopi basketweavers discuss what weaving means to them: identity, tradition and what defines them as a culture"--Container.
OTHER TITLE: Alternate container title: Weaving words : Arizona's native basketweavers

When the Fire Dims

Daniel Golding.
CALL # HV5045 .G64 1998
PUBLISHER: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ : New Day Films, 1998.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (17 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Explores the social and psychological reality faced by many Native Americans, and examines the complex relationship alcoholism, cultural alienation, colonization and urban existence play in one man's life as he struggles to survive this unknown world. The story is told through Jimmy, a Romo Indian who has left the reservation for promises of a better life in the city.

White Man's Way

Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium, Inc.
CALL # E97.5 .W45 1990z.
PUBLISHER: Lincoln, Neb. : NAPBC, [199-?]
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (28 min.) ; 1/2 in.
Depicts every-day life of Plains Indians children at U.S. government Indian schools. Begun in the 1880's, school philosophy was to educate these children to the white man's ways - a method which attempted to create their cultural annihilation. Shows children's separation from their homes and traditions and their sense of alienation even from their own culture.

Who Owns the Past?

An Independent Producers Services presentation ; produced and directed by N. Jed Riffe;narration written by William Smock; co-producers, Joe Crivelli, Rick Giachino.
CALL # E98.M34 W48 2000.
PUBLISHER: Berkeley, CA : University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, c2000.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (ca. 57 min.) ; 1/2 in
SUMMARY: Explores the attitudes and behavior of European Americans toward the remains of Native Americans from the earliest European settlement in America to the 1990's with the discovery of "Kennewick Man" by the Columbia River in Washington, whether those remains were located in burials or the result of death in battle. The late 20th century movement by Indians to reclaim their ancestors' remains succeeded to a considerable degree, but conflicts with goals of scientists continue.

Winds of Change: A Matter of Choice

Wisconsin Public Television.
CALL # E99.O58 W55 1990. Special Collections (Library Use Only)
PUBLISHER: Beverly Hills, CA : Pacific Arts Video : PBS Video, c1990.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (60 min.); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Separate segments on the Onondaga of New York State, the Navajo of Arizona and adjacent states, and the Lummi of Washington
State focus on sovereignty, internal politics, administration of justice, and relations with the U.S. government.
NOTE: In English and Navajo with English subtitles.
OTHER TITLE: A matter of promise.

Wiping the Tears of Seven Generations

A Kifaru production in association with Eagle Heart Productions ; directed by Gary Rhine & Fidel Moreno ; produced by Gary Rhine ; writers, Gary Rhine & Phil Cousineau.
CALL # E99.D1 W695 1992.
PUBLISHER: San Francisco, CA : Kifaru Productions, [1992], c1991.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (57 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: In December of 1990, 300 Lakota Sioux horseback riders rode 250 miles, in two weeks, through bitter sub-zero winter weather, to commemorate the lives lost at the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. This program relates the story of how the Lakota Nation mourned the loss of their loved ones for 100 years. They also mourned the loss of some of their people's sacred knowledge which died with the elders that day. Then, inspired by dreams and visions of unity and spiritual awakening, a group of Lakota decided to bring their people out of mourning through a traditional Lakota ceremony which they call Washigila: Wiping the tears. The Bigfoot Memorial Ride was that ceremony.

The World of American Indian Dance

CALL # E98.D2 W6 2003
PUBLISHER: Oneida, NY. : Four Directions Entertainment, Inc., 2003.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videodisc (65 Min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Documentary designed to introduce audiences to the beauty, artistry, athleticism, competition and drama of dance as displayed by Native American tribes and nations. While having a powerful influence on US/Indian relationships, the dance demonstrates the ancient as well as the new struggles between intertribal cultures, progress, tradition, spirituality and commerce.

Last modified: February 24, 2014