Wednesday, June 29, 2011

NATIVE AMERICAN / INDIGENOUS FILMS ONLINE

Howka sisters and brothers, I wanted to share a great site that has online old native footage... Unfortunately our tribe isn't on there. It is always good though to see what other native cultures are like as well as what they went through back in the day..Below is the link for the site and below is a listing of some of the footage available to view for free..
Karen


http://www.jfredmacdonald.com/aifg/thefilms.htm


american indian film gallery
presented by MacDonald & Associates
THE FILMS
ACOMA
● The Pueblo Heritage: Zuni, Acoma, and Taos Pueblos

ALACALUF (KAWÉSQAR)
● People of Chile: educational short examines the varied peoples of Chile, including these practically-extinct oceanic people (1947)

ALGONQUIN
● How Indians Build Canoes (1946)

● Portage: combines two short film—How Indians Build Canoes plus Traders and Trappers—into a single viewing experience

m Festival Of American Folklife 5: William Kamonda explains the art of making canoes (1976)

ANASAZI (HISATSINOM)
● Castles of the Ancient Ones: visit to the ancient cliff dwellings of Keet Seel and Betatakin in the Navajo National Monument in Arizona—from the Western Sketchbook series and Union Pacific Railroad (1958)

● Monument Valley: visit to Navajo land in Northern Arizona includes visit to Anasazi settlement—from the Vagabond TV series (1959)

● Round Up In Arizona: Richard Hathcock explores the Indian lands and ruins in Arizona—as seen on TV series Bold Journey (1957)

● Stone Age Americans: tour of Mesa Verde cliff dwellings and discussion of the ancient people who built them—as seen on TV series, Discovery ‘66

APACHE
● Apache: Apache life and culture on an Indian reservation in eastern Arizona

● The Apache Indian: life on an Apache Indian reservation (1945)

● Real Americans: appreciation of American Indians with several tribes highlighted (1934)

m Apache History 1: historian Edgar Perry discusses the Apache past

m Apache History 2: Edgar Perry continues his stories

m Apache History 3: Edgar Perry concludes historical discussion

m White Mountain Apache Culture Center 1: Edgar Perry concludes his historical presentation—interview Apache cowboy—tribal puberty-rite ceremony

m White Mountain Apache Culture Center 2: Sun Dance is puberty rite for Apache girls

m White Mountain Apache Culture Center 3: Sun Dance ceremony continues—Apache women demonstrate preparation of fry bread

ARAPAHO
● Injun Talk: explains sign language among Plains Indians (1946)

ARUCANIAN (MAPUCHE)
● People of Chile: educational short examines the varied peoples of Chile which include these original people of the area (1947)

AUCA
● I Saw Aucas Pray: re the Ecuadoran Indians who killed three U.S. missionaries in the late 1950s

AYMARA
● The High Plain: Julien Bryan portrait of the highlands of Bolivia and the descendents of the ancient Aymara Indians who live “on the very rooftop of the Western world” (1944)

● Vicuna Country: Eric Pavel travels to the high altitudes of Peru in search of this shy camel-like animal famous for its soft fur—encounters Indians and their culture—from the Bold Journey television series (1959)

AZTALAN
● Wisconsin Outdoors: Aztalan Indians anthropologists from Wisconsin Historical Society describe their archeological dig (circa 1960)

AZTEC
● Rough Road to Panama: explorer Sullivan Richardson photographs Aztec gold and archeological ruins (1947)

BLACKFEET
m Blackfeet 1: interviews about old customs and skills

m Blackfeet 2: more discussion of old skills, especially leather work

m Blackfeet 3: discussion of the old ways concluded

m Blackfeet 4: tour of the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, Montana

m Blackfeet 5: drum playing, singing, and dancing

m Blackfeet 6: speakers at Montana’s Native American Day

m Blackfeet 7: continuation of state’s Native American Day officials plus parade

m Blackfeet 8: elderly artist explains doll-making—artist John Bearmedicine explains his historical drawings

m Blackfeet 9: singing and dancing

m Blackfeet 10: children—Blackfeet Crafts Association—tipi designer—rodeo

m Blackfeet 11: puppetry with Indian Marionette Club

m Blackfeet 12: dancing—cleaning deer hide—mask making—rodeo scenes

m Blackfeet 13: making an Indian drum

m Blackfeet 14: drum-making demonstration ends—Molly Bushu, tipi maker

● Injun Talk: explains sign language among Plains Indians with emphasis on Blackfeet and Blood tribes (1946)

● Indians of the Plains—Sun Dance Ceremony: shows Native American lifestyles and culture—focus on Blackfeet family—show construction of a tipi (no op) (Academy 1954)

BLOOD
● Injun Talk: explains sign language among Plains Indians with emphasis on Blackfeet and Blood tribes (1946)

CHAMIS
m Beyond the Andes: fishermen visit Indian settlements as they take dugout boat through the Ucayali River of eastern Peru in search of killer piraña—corporate film from Johnson Motors (1954)

CHEROKEE
●The Five Civilized Tribes—An Unfinished Journey: from TV station KTUL in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this award-winning documentary probes the history of five Oklahoma tribes: Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and Cherokee , called by the U.S. government, “The five civilized tribes.” (1966)

● Indian Stickball: Cherokee teams in North Carolina play stickball game from which lacrosse came

● The Rivers Still Flow: Howard Red Bird is a Cherokee comes to Bacome College for Indians in Muskogee, Oklahoma (1950)

● Real Americans: appreciation of American Indians with several tribes highlighted (1934)

● W.W. Keeler: president of Phillips 66 Oil Company speaks on behalf of employing Indians in TV Public Service Announcement from the National Congress of American Indians (1970s)

m Parade: festivities in North Carolina town

CHICKASAW
●The Five Civilized Tribes—An Unfinished Journey: from TV station KTUL in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this award-winning documentary probes the history of five Oklahoma tribes: Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and Cherokee , called by the U.S. government, “The five civilized tribes.” (1966)

m Ardmore 1: variety of Choctaw-Chickasaw dances

m Ardmore 2: discuss education of children

m Ardmore 3: continue discussion of education—chairman Buster Ned interviewed about Indian cultural traditions

m Ardmore 4: conclusion of educational discussion

m Ardmore 5: focus of school children

m Ardmore 6: discuss tribal education

CHIPPEWA (OJIBWAY) (SAULTEAUX)

● The Modern Chippewa Indians: reservation life in Minnesota (1946)

● The Caribou Hunters: Canadian Indians survive by hunting caribou in Northern Manitoba (1951)

● Press Conference: political activists Roger Littlehorn and Carla Blakely speak out against historic oppression by white society (1970)

m 1976 Festival Of American Folklife 6: Audrey Pawis explains the art of Making quill pens

m Bay Mills Indian Community 1: reservation scenes and culture

m Cheeka: an Indian boy

m Bay Mills Indian Community 2: culture and history

m St. Croix Tribe 1: tribal Chairman and others discuss and demonstrate aspects of life of this tribe

m St. Croix Tribe 2: daycare facility shows—bead work is shown

m St. Croix Tribe 3: interview with reservation support staff

m Sault Ste. Marie 1: Indian education

m Grand Portage Reservation 1: Ojibwa Cultural Center—discuss aspects of native culture

m Grand Portage Reservation 2: describe the Reservation—meet Minnesota Teacher of the Year 1976

m Grand Portage Reservation 3: ceremony honors Teacher of the Year

m Grand Portage Reservation 4: Lou Anderson and her son Rick Anderson discuss cultural artifacts found on Grand Portage reservation

m Grand Portage Reservation 5: tribal cultural topics discussed

m Grand Portage Reservation 6: makers of clothing and accessories, basketry

m Grand Portage Reservation 7: cultural topics discussed

m Grand Portage Reservation 8: slides of tribal activities

m Mole Lake Reservation 1: tribal Chairman and others discuss and demonstrate aspects of life of this tribe

m Mole Lake Reservation 2: daycare facility shows—bead work is shown

m Mole Lake 3: interview with reservation support staff

m Red Cliff Reservation 1: history and culture of this Chippewa branch

m Red Cliff Reservation 2: discuss tribal education

m Red Cliff Reservation 3: personnel responsible for running the reservation—tour of the reservation

CHITIMACHA
m Chitimacha 1: park scenes and live Indian rock and roll band

m Chitimacha 2: history of this Louisiana tribe

CHOCTAW
●The Five Civilized Tribes—An Unfinished Journey: from TV station KTUL in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this award-winning documentary probes the history of five Oklahoma tribes: Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and Cherokee , called by the U.S. government, “The five civilized tribes.” (1966)

m Ardmore 1: variety of Choctaw-Chickasaw dances

m Ardmore 2: discuss education of children

m Ardmore 3: continue discussion of education—chairman Buster Ned interviewed about Indian cultural traditions

m Ardmore 4: conclusion of educational discussion

m Ardmore 5: focus of school children

m Ardmore 6: discuss tribal education

m Choctaw 1: tribal dancing

m Choctaw 2: tribal sports and dancing

m Choctaw 3: discussion of tribal taxation legal case

CHULUPI
● Paraguay: Julien Bryan film offers a glimpse of this small South American republic and the role of Indian populations with in it (1943)

CHUMASH
m The Cave Paintings of the Chumash Indians : Paintings of the Chumash Indians portrait of ancient Indian people who lived in coastal Southern California and left significant examples of their culture

COEUR D’ALENE
m Coeur D’Alene 1: Cataldo Mission, Indian play drawn from tribal legend

m Coeur D’Alene 2: more of Indian play based on legend

m Coeur D’Alene 3: dancing, more scenes from Indian play

COLORADO
● Indians of the Andes: explores the Colorado Indians in the Northern Andes of Ecuador—as seen on TV series, Bold Journey (1957)

● Rugged Road to Cape Horn: adventurer Sullivan Richardson encounters Ecuadoran Indian tribe (1941)

● Rugged Road to Cape Horn Outtakes: Sullivan Richardson outtakes among Colorado Indians Sullivan Richardson outtakes (1941)

● Wheels Across the Andes: explorer Armand Denis visits Colorado Indians as well as Indians of Peru and Bolivia (1948)

COLVILLE RESERVATION
m Colville 1: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Tribal Council

m Colville 2: tribal leaders discuss career paths for youth

m Colville 3: more discussion of careers for tribal young people

m Colville 4: law enforcement on the reservation

m Colville 5: tribal bureaucracy discussed

m Colville 6: more discussion of tribal bureaucracy, health and education

m Colville 7: continued discussion of tribal bureaucracy

m Colville 8: still more tribal bureaucracy discussed

m Colville 9: requirements need for careers within the tribe

m Colville 10: different jobs on the reservation

m Colville 11: various occupations

m Colville 12: outdoor careers, Paskel Sherman Indian School

COMANCHE
● Parker Family Reunion: newsreel about reunion of family members descended from Cynthia Ann Parker, a white girl captured by Comanches in 1836 and raised as Indian (1954)

CREE
● The Caribou Hunters: Canadian Indians survive by hunting caribou in Northern Manitoba (1951)

● A Dog’s Life in the North Woods: reliance of Cree trapper on his dogs for hunting success and for survival (1948)

● Fur Country: Indians trapper interacts with nature and Hudson’s Bay Company in Northern Canada (1941)

CREEK (MUSKOGEE)
●The Five Civilized Tribes—An Unfinished Journey: from TV station KTUL in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this award-winning documentary probes the history of five Oklahoma tribes: Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and Cherokee , called by the U.S. government, “The five civilized tribes.” (1966)

m Creek 1: Creek Nation Festival

m Creek 2: fashion show

m Creek 3: political organization of the tribe

m Creek 4: tribal political situation

m Creek 5: Creek language class

m Netche Gray 1: singer speaks and sings in native language

m Netche Gray 2: singing by elderly man

m Netche Gray 3: interview Netche Gray

CROW
● Before the White Man Came: silent feature film only starring Crow and Northern Cheyenne actors (1918)

m 1976 Crow Fair 1: daytime parade and celebration

m 1976 Crow Fair 2: dancing in the evening

ESKIMO (INUIT)(YUP 'IK)
● Angotee: follows life of a boy in the Eastern Arctic (1954)

● Arctic Environment: naturalist photographer Herman Kitchen captures the world of the Arctic in the summer (1970s)

● Arctic Seal Hunt: hunt for seal meat. (1955)

● Canadian Photographer: Doug Wilkinson lives for 14 months with Eskimos in Canada

● Eskimos: native life north of Nome, Alaska—as seen on TV series, Bold Journey

● Eskimo Children: Eskimo of Nunivak Island (1941)

● Eskimo Arts and Crafts: craft activities of the Inuit of Baffin Island (1947)

● Eskimo Summer: essential summer activities Inuit groups that live apart from settlements in Canada and USA (1947)

● Eskimo Hunters: (Northwestern Alaska): from The World and Its People series Produced by Louis de Rochemont (1949)

● Eskimo Walrus Hunt: Eskimo hunters in kayaks search for walrus in the early 1930s

● Eskimos—Winter in Western Alaska: 1950

● Frontiers of the North (Parts 1 and 2): the Canadian Government Arctic Expedition begins to organize the Northwest Territories and encounters realities of its natives and wild animals in 1922

● Giant of the North: installment of Primitive Peoples series (1951)

● How to Build an Igloo: Eskimo shows how to construct an ice home (1949)

● Land of the Long Day: Inuit life on Baffin Island during the changing seasons (1952)

● Nanook of the North: celebrated early documentary from documentary pioneer Robert Flaherty explores the rugged life of Eskimos (1922)

● Northward to Nome: Sullivan Richardson adventure film in Alaska (1948)

● Northward to Nome Outtakes: unused footage from Sullivan Richardson’s visit to Kotsebue and Nome, Alaska in late 1940s

● North West Frontier: study of Indians, Eskimos, and whites living together and interacting in settlements in Canada’s Northwest Territories (1941)

● Ramparts of Two Worlds: hunting and daily activities of Eskimos of Little Diomede Island in Alaska (1940)

● Utkeagvikmuit: The Barrow Eskimo—Part I: magnificent silent color film of Eskimo life in Northern Alaska; produced and edited by Edwin C. Kraft (1955-1965)

● Utkeagvikmuit: The Barrow Eskimo—Part II: silent color film of Eskimo life in Alaska by Edwin C. Kraft (1955-1965)

● Utkeagvikmuit: The Barrow Eskimo—Part III: silent color film of Eskimo life in Alaska by Edwin C. Kraft (1955-1965)

● We Lived with the Eskimos: Seattle couple learns to survive in Northern Alaska by living with Eskimos—as seen on TV series, Bold Journey



THE KYUK TV PRODUCTIONS COLLECTION
A series of informative TV documentaries spotlighting varied aspects of life among the Yup’ik people of Southwestern Alaska. These films were produced by television station KYUK (Bethel Broadcasting) in Bethel, Alaska, which has kindly made them available to the American Indian Film Gallery.

● Archeology Series: three short educational films explore aspects of the archeology of Yup’ik Eskimo sites in Southwestern Alaska

• The Fascination of Our Past: an introduction to the science of archeology as it relates to exploring the Eskimo past (1982)

• The Treasures of Our Past: focuses on artifacts and what they tell scholars about our past through a visit to the Smithsonian Institution and the collection assembled by Edward Nelson (1983)

• Respect for the Past: the science of archeology as it relates to exploring the Eskimo past, plus career opportunities in archeology (1983)

● Cama-i Dance Festival 1993:

• Part I : annual dancing event attracts performers and observers from throughout Alaska—groups participating include the Koshare Indian Dancers of Colorado; King Island Dancers of Nome; White Sail Dancers of Laverencia from Chutotka, Russia; Stebbins; Emmonak; Hooper Bay; and the Bethel Native dancers from Bethel, Alaska (1993)

• Part II : annual dancing event attracts performers and observers from throughout Alaska—groups participating include the Koshare Indian Dancers of Colorado; King Island Dancers of Nome; White Sail Dancers of Laverencia from Chutotka, Russia; Stebbins; Emmonak; Hooper Bay; and the Bethel Native dancers from Bethel, Alaska (1993)

● Cama-i Dance Festival 2010:

• Part I: annual dancing event attracts performers and observers from throughout Alaska in the Spring—groups participating include the Bethel Traditional Dancers; Bethel High School Warriors Dancers; St. Mary’s Dancers; Tomodachi Daiko Taiko Drummers; Chevak Dancers; Mt. Edgecumbe High School Dancers; Marshall Dancers; Scammon Bay Dancers; Ingrimiut Dancers of Anchorage; Static Elementz Break Dancers; and Upallret Dancers of Bethel. (2010)

• Part II: annual dancing event attracts performers and observers from throughout Alaska in the Spring—groups participating include the Bethel Traditional Dancers; Bethel High School Warriors Dancers; St. Mary’s Dancers; Tomodachi Daiko Taiko Drummers; Chevak Dancers; Mt. Edgecumbe High School Dancers; Marshall Dancers; Scammon Bay Dancers; Ingrimiut Dancers of Anchorage; Static Elementz Break Dancers; and Upallret Dancers of Bethel. (2010)

● Cross of the Yukon: history of St. Mary’s Mission, an orphanage and school founded by Jesuits priests and Ursuline sisters in 1905 in Akulurak, on the Yukon River, and closed down in 1987 (1990)

● A Dancing People: : dancers and musicians from nine Yup’ik Eskimo villages gather in St. Mary’s for the first major regional dance festival in more than 50 years—film documents three days of dancing, gift giving, and contests. (1983)

● Duty Bound: chronicles the experiences of the Second Scout Batallion of the Alaska Army National Guard, composed primarily of Yup’ik soldiers from subarctic Western Alaska, as they deploy to Northern Kuwait for one year during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2010)

● Eyes of the Spirit: shows the creation of three masks designed and carved by Yup’ik master craftsmen—and presents a public performance by the Bethel Native Dancers of stories and songs, a performance that revived masked dancing in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska (1985)

● Following the Star: celebrating Christmas in the Russian Orthodox manner in the Orthodox villages of the lower Kuskokwim River (1987)

● From Hand to Hand―Bethel Native Artist Profiles: four artists of traditional Yup’ik culture talk about their varied art forms.

• Storyknifing: explains the traditional manner in which children are entertained by native storytellers using storyknives to sketch images in the mud while telling the legends of the community (1985)

• Lucy Beaver, Skinsewer: Lucy Beaver explains and demonstrates the native craft of sewing animal skins into useful products (1985)

• Uncle John, Carver: ivory and wood carver John Kusowyuk demonstrates and explains his art (1985)

• Nick Charles, Carver: wood carver Nicholas Charles demonstrates and explains his art (1985)

● Just Dancing: dancers from the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta villages perform (1987)

● Old Dances New Dancers: documents the first annual Young People’s Eskimo Dance Awareness Festival held in Chevak, Alaska—a festival to revitalize traditional Yup’ik dancing among young people. (1984)

● Parlez-vous Yup’ik?: a troupe of amateur actors from Toksook Bay, Alaska travel to Nancy, France to present David Hunsacker’s adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone at the Theatre des Nations—then at LaMama Playhouse in New York City [for the actual play, see Yup’ik Antigone below] (1985)

● St. Mary’s Potlatch: residents of three lower Yukon River villages gather in St. Mary’s to celebrate the traditional Yup’ik Messenger Feast at which young people coming of age are honored (1981)

● Tales of the Tundra: Yup’ik storytellers spin tales of fantastic creatures, ghosts, and the mischievous “Little People” (1993)

● Uncle Sam’s Men: historical documentary tells the story of the men and women serving in the Tundra Army of Alaska’s Territorial Guard during World War II where more than half of the Guard was comprised on Yup’ik and Inupiaq Eskimos (1995)

● The Way We Live: four vignettes in which Eskimo elders explain their particular skills, aspects of traditional Yup’ik life. (1981)

• Part I: two master carvers demonstrate the making and use of the traditional fish trap—in the Yup’ik language (1981)

• Part II: Eskimo women explain and enjoy a seal party—in the Yup’ik language (1981)

• Part III: old men explain the use and care of dog sleds (1981)

• Part IV: master carvers from Nunivak Island explain and demonstrate the function of the dance stick—in Yup’ik language (1981)

● Yup’ik Antigone: presentation of David Hunsacker’s adaptation of the 2,500-year-old Greek play by Sophocles—here realized in the Yup’ik language with English language narrator/interpreter (1984)



m Kotzebue 1: interviews about old customs and skills

m Kotzebue 2: more discussion of old skills, especially leather work

m Kotzebue 3: discussion of the old ways concluded

m Kotzebue 4: discuss the Historical Preservation Project and Eskimo past

m Kotzebue 5: Eskimo Olympics festivities

m Kotzebue 6: interview and more July 4 festivities

m Kotzebue 7: blanket toss and dancing at festivities

m Kotzebue 8: scenes of everyday life

GUAJIRA
● Far Away Places: "Columbia’s Harvest of Salt" Guajira Indians of Colombia gather salt from the sea (1957)

GUARANI
● Paraguay: Julien Bryan film offers a glimpse of this small South American republic and the role of Indian populations with in it (1943)

HAIDA
● People of the Potlatch: Haida and other Canadian Pacific Coast Indians

● The Totem Pole : Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw totem poles in British Columbia (1963)

HAVASUPAI (SUPAI)
● Supai Indian: profiles isolated Supai Indians of Arizona (1946)

HOHOKUM
● Irrigation: ancient Indian irrigation patterns in the U.S. Southwest presage modern dams and water distribution for agriculture in the Arizona desert (1954)

HOPI
● Hopi Indian Arts and Crafts: includes male weaver singing a tribal song (1945)

● Arts and Crafts of the Southwest Indians: Pueblo Indians (1940)

● The Hopi Indian: profile of this Indian peoples

● Miracle on the Mesa: Hopi Indian culture (1950)

● Hopi Kachina Maker

● Primitive Indians of the Painted Desert: Hopi life—silent film from 1920s

● Round Up In Arizona: Richard Hathcock explores the Indian lands and ruins in Arizona—as seen on TV series Bold Journey (1957)

● Villages in the Sky: Hopi Indians of Southwest―the nine pueblos of the Hopi (1952)

● Wild West: demeaning and racist soundtrack, but with outstanding Indian footage including Hopi snake dance (1932)

INCA
● Heart of the Inca Empire: explores Inca history and society while visiting the ancient ruins of Cuzco and Machu Pichu (1943)

● The Highway of the Sun: expedition search for The Highway of the Sun, the 10,000 mile Inca highway system—as seen on the TV series, Bold Journey

● Land of the Incas: Overview of the history and archeology of the Inca Empire and its contemporary descendents (1945)

● Peruvian Archeology: explanation of the various Indian cultures that have populated Peru

IROQUOIS
● The Longhouse People: a portrait of the Iroquois Indians at mid-century (1951)

m 1976 Festival Of American Folklife 3: Rick Hill explains headdress construction

JEMEZ
● Southwestern Indian Dances: 1947—Gallup, New Mexico

• Jemez Indian Buffalo Dance

• Jemez rain dance

JIVARO
● The Head Hunters of Ecuador: anthropologist Robert Kaulp visits Ecuadorian Indians infamous as headhunters-- as seen on TV series Bold Journey (1957)

● Indians of the Andes: explores the Colorado and Jivaro Indians in the Northern Andes of Ecuador—as seen on TV series, Bold Journey (1957)

● Orinoco Adventure: adventures of Hector Acebes on the Orinoco River in South America and his encounters with the Jivaro headhunters—as seen on TV series Bold Journey (1957)

KAHUIA
● Rugged Desert: film recreated the life of Kahuia Indians in the desert country of Southern California in earlier times (1961)

KALISPEL
m Kalispel 1: environment and business of this tribe

m Kalispel 2: native environment

KIOWA
● Golden State Gourd Dance Society: multi-tribal men’s organization with roots in Kiowa Gourd Dance traditions (1973)

● Southwestern Indian Dances: 1947—Gallup, New Mexico

• Kiowa dance

m Gourd Dance Festival 1: colorful dancing and Indian crafts

m Gourd Dance Festival 2: continued dancing and drumming

m Gourd Dance Festival 3: continued dancing and drumming

m Kiowa Language 1: Johnny Toyebo offers language lesson

m Kiowa Language 2: native speakers holding a meeting

KOGUI
● Return of Ningi Waycama: Hector Acebes travels to Kogui village in Columbia—as seen on the TV series, Bold Journey

KWAKIUTL (KWAKWAKA'WAKW)
● Fort Rupert: British Columbia tribe as a civilization in decline as assimilation has almost obliterated native culture (1951)

● The Totem Pole: Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw totem poles in British Columbia (1963)

● Wooden Box: wood carver displays his craftsmanship in fashioning a functional box (1963)

LACANDON
● The Vanishing Mayans: Canadian journalist Don Rathlou and his mother visit the Lacandon Indians, last descendants of the Mayan Indians (1958)

LUMBEE
m Lumbee Interviews: leaders discuss Lumbee education and economic development

LUMMI
m Lummi 1: fishery operations

m Lummi 2: crafts class: leather work, weaving, knitting

m Lummi 3: story telling

m Lummi 4: tribal governance

MAC’Á
● Paraguay: Julien Bryan film offers rare a glimpse of this small South American republic and the place of Indian populations with in it (1943)

MAKAH
● Outdoor Fish Cookery: Makah Indians from Neah Bay, Washington catch and barbeque wild salmon in a segment from a Department of the Interior film offering tips on cooking seafood outdoors (1959)

m Makah 1: reservation scenes and tribal museum

m Makah 2: reservation scenery, tribal governance and education

m Makah 3: education of children

m Makah 4: history of Makah people

m Makah 5: more history of Makah people, canoe racing

MASSASOIT
● Real Americans: appreciation of American Indians with several tribes highlighted (1934)

MAYAN
●Art: Painting on Copper: Honduran artists Arturo Lopez Rodzeno is inspired by Mayan ruins in ancient Copan (1962)

● Mayan Mexico: examines the Mayan ruins and culture of Mexicans living in Yucatan (1938)

● The Vanishing Mayans: Canadian journalist Don Rathlou and his mother visit the Lacandon Indians, last descendants of the Mayan Indians (1958)

MENOMINEE
● The Last Menominee: examines the fate of Menominee of Wisconsin who opted out of the reservation status and ceased legally to be Indians with all the benefits that status ensured (1959)

MICCOSUKIE
m Miccosukie: show and discuss the home and history of this tribe in the Florida Everglades

MIWOK
m Miwok 1: troubled young man interviewed

m Miwok 2: informed man explains Indian artifacts

MOHAWK
● Press Conference: political activists Roger Littlehorn and Carla Blakely speak out against historic oppression by white society (1976)

● Roger Littlehorn: raw news interview with Roger Littlehorn, political activist, artist, construction worker, and family man (1976)

m 1976 Festival Of American Folklife 5: Stanley Hill explains the art of bone carving

m 1976 Festival Of American Folklife 7: Mary Adams and her son Mike Adams, demonstrate the art of basket making—the unedited footage

m 1976 Festival Of American Folklife 8: Mary Adams and her son, Mike Adams, demonstrate the art of basket making—the finished film

MUCKLESHOOT
m Muckleshoot 1: Tribal Center and Clinic

m Muckleshoot 2: tribal educational and housing programs

m Muckleshoot 3: aerial view of city, discuss tribal governance

NAMBE
m Nambe Reservation 1 : tour of the reservation in New Mexico

m Nambe Reservation 2: more of tour plus Bicentennial celebration on July 4

m Virginia Gutierrez, Potter: Ms. Gutierrez demonstrates her pottery-making skills

NAVAJO (DINÉ)
● Another to Conquer: Navajo Indians fighting medical problem of tuberculosis (1941)

● Arts and Crafts of the Southwest Indians: focus on the Navajos (1940)

● Christian Reformed Church Scenes 1: outtakes and rehearsal scenes for religious film, Way with Shorty Benally

● Christian Reformed Church Scenes 2: scenes from religious films about Navajos and other tribe Christians in New Mexico and Utah

● El Navajo: Navajo Indians of New Mexico-Arizona reservation (1945)

● The Golden West: controversial look at Navajo history and modernity (1941)

● Indian Dances Home Movies:

● Indians Trapped in New Mexico Blizzard: newsreel massive snowstorm kills Navajo and Zunis in 1931

● Land of the Crimson Cliffs: portrait of the Four Corners area of the Southwest produced by adventure photographer, Sullivan Richardson (1947)

● Monument Valley: travel to Navajo reservation in Monument Valley in Northern Arizona

● Navajo (first half) and Navajo (second half): feature film in two parts.

● The Navajo (I): explores Navajo society and culture under challenge by modern America—first of two-part exploration focuses on a Navajo family (1958)

● The Navajo (II): explores Navajo society and culture under challenge by modern America—second of two-part series focuses on a Navajo tribal leaders headquartered in Window Rock, Arizona (1958)

● Navajo Canyon Country: beautiful color film offers overview of Navajo life on tribal reservation in Arizona—produced by the celebrated filmmaker, Florence Avalon Daggett (1954)

● Navajo Children: (1938)

● Navajo Country: life of the nomadic Navajo and their arts (1951)

● Navajo Indians: portrait of tribal social life and courtship ritual (1939)

● The Navajo Indian: profile of Navajo social life and culture (1945)

● Navajo Indian Life: silent film shows the world of the reservation Navajo Indians on Northern Arizona, their work and leisure, children and adults

● Navajo Land : economic and social problems on an Indian Navajo Reservation in Window Rock, Arizona (1938)

●Navajo Indian Life: sympathetic profile of the hard family life of Navajo people in Northeastern Arizona in the mid-1950s (1956)

● The Navajo Look Ahead: the tribe confronts modernity (1956)

● The Navajo Move into the Electronic Age: electronic jobs for Navajo men and women (1965)

● Navajo Night Dances: tribal religion (1957)

● Navajo Sandpainter: silent footage of tribal ritual (1941)

● Navajo Silversmith: (1959)

● The Navajo Witch [aka The Navajo Demon]: condescending commentary, but good scenes of family life and social customs

● Painting with Sand: Navajo medicine man intervenes for sick child—produced by adventure photographer, Sullivan Richardson (1949)

● Painting with Sand Outtakes 1:

● Painting with Sand Outtakes 2:

● Round Up In Arizona: Richard Hathcock explores the Indian lands and ruins in Arizona—as seen on TV series Bold Journey (1957)

● Trail to Health: U.S. Department of Interior film re health of Indians (1947)

● Tourist Film, 1936: home movie filmed by tourists while visiting Navajo territory in Arizona in 1936

NEZ PERCE
● The Lord’s Prayer: Chief Shatka Bear-Step offers the sacred Christian prayer in Indian sign language

NISENAN (MAIDU)
● Buckeyes: A Food of the California Indians: demonstrates the way in which Indians processed wild buckeyes to make a healthy food (1961)

NORTHERN CHEYENNE
● Before the White Man Came: silent feature film only starring Crow and Northern Cheyenne actors (1918)

ONEIDA
● All Tribes American Indian Center: spotlights the All-Tribes American Indian Center (1955)

OSAGE
● Maria Tallchief Dances

OTOE (OTO)
m Otoe 1: dancing and honoring of veterans of armed forces

m Otoe 2: more dancing and singing in celebration

OYANA (CARIB)
● Trader of the Amazon: trader interacts with Indians he meets along the border between French Guiana and Surinam—as seen on the TV series, Bold Journey

PAIUTE
m Pyramid Lake 1: discuss tribe and its reservation in Nevada

m Pyramid Lake 2: panel of elderly women recall tribal history

m Pyramid Lake 3: more tribal history recalled by panel of women

m Pyramid Lake 4: lawyer explains legal history of the people

m Pyramid Lake 5: explore Dunn Hatchery and Pyramid Lake

m Pyramid Lake 6: more about Dunn Hatchery and Pyramid Lake

PAPAGO
● Indian Children: typical daily life of young Cochise and his sister on a Papago reservation—Baptist missionary film (1955)

m Desert People:

PIMA
● An Indian Bible: Pima religion expressed in ancient rock hieroglyphs

● River People: U.S. Indian Bureau film re the Pima Indians of Arizona-California desert (1948)

POMO
● Pomo Shaman: follows a female Pomo shaman conducting a ritual healing ceremony over a man with body pains (filmed in 1953)

m Mendo Lake 1: discuss the art and culture of Pomo Indians

m Mendo Lake 2: outdoors activities, Mendo Lake Pomo Council

m Mendo Lake 3: Senior Native American Day celebration

POTAWATOMI
m Oklahoma Potawatomi 1: art, music, dance and health

m Oklahoma Potawatomi 2: tribal history and economics

m Oklahoma Potawatomi 3: health and economic development

PUEBLO
● Indians Appeal to Save Land: newsreel Pueblo chiefs in San Francisco to appeal to federal authorities to oust squatters from their land (1925)

● Land of Pueblos of Northern New Mexico: explores Taos pueblo and other Indian sites (1940))

● Pueblo Boy: father takes his young son to pow wow ceremony in Gallup, New Mexico (1947)

● The Pueblo Heritage:

● Pueblo Arts: Indian pottery and explanation of the designs (1952)

m Albuquerque Indian School 1: discuss future plans, then sign contract transferring School to control of All Indian Pueblo Council

m Albuquerque Indian School 2: School psychologist, School interior scenes

m Albuquerque Indian School 3: student life

m Albuquerque Indian School 4: woman relates recent history of the School

m Albuquerque Indian School 5: inside the School

m Albuquerque Indian School 6: student interviewed

QECHUA
● Land of the Incas: Overview of the history and archeology of the Inca Empire and its contemporary descendents (1945)

QUERO (Q’ERO)
● Vicuna Country: Eric Pavel travels to the high altitudes of Bolivian and Peru in search of this shy camel-like animal famous for its soft fur—encounters Indians and their culture—from the Bold Journey television series (1959)

QUICHE
● A Time For Risk: Episcopal Church interacts with Guatemalan Indian people, teaching Spanish to the children and assisting adults earn a living (1970s)

QUILEUTE (QUILLAYUTE)
● The Quillayute Story: Indians of coastal Washington State (1950)

QUINAULT
● Father Ocean: the Creation story of the Quinault people of coastal Washington state (1962)

SAC AND FOX
● Always Kickin’: comedy short stars Jim Thorpe in speaking role as a kicking coach for football team (1932)

● Jim Thorpe: Greatest in Sports: TV commercial for enlistment recalls the sports triumphs of Jim Thorpe (1970s)

SAN JUAN PUEBLO
m San Juan 1: tribal leaders discuss Tewa-English bilingual education and its importance to the survival of Indian culture

m San Juan 2: bilingual teachers discuss accomplishments of the program

m San Juan 3: educational administrators discuss bilingual education

m San Juan 4: school principal discusses bilingual education

m San Juan 5: scenes of children learning in classroom

m San Juan 6: more scenes of children learning in classroom

SEMINOLE
●The Five Civilized Tribes—An Unfinished Journey: from TV station KTUL in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this award-winning documentary probes the history of five Oklahoma tribes: Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and Cherokee , called by the U.S. government, “The five civilized tribes.” (1966)

● Seminole Indians: life and culture of this Florida tribe (1952)

● Seminoles of the Everglades: profiles the lives of Seminoles living in the swamps of Southern Florida—from the Primitive Peoples series of film shorts issued by the P. Lorillard tobacco company (1949)

● A Seminole Love Story: colorful silent film offers young love and alligator wrestling as a demonstration of Seminole manhood (1947)

● Tourist Films, 1925-1939: collection of home movies filmed by tourists while visiting Seminole settlements in South Florida in the period 1925-1939

m Florida Seminole 1: tour airport Indian Shop

m Florida Seminole 2: Seminole rodeo

m Oklahoma Seminole 1: Seminole Nation Day parade and games

m Oklahoma Seminole 2: Seminole Nation Day festivities continue

m Oklahoma Seminole 3: dancing at Seminole Nation Day festival—silent footage

m Oklahoma Seminole 4: more dancing at Seminole Nation Day fest festival—silent footage

SENECA
m 1976 Festival Of American Folklife 4: Indian dancers

SHAWNEE
● Yvonne Chouteau: famed ballerina speaks on behalf of Indian arts in TV Public Service Announcement from the National Congress of American Indians (1970s)

SHINNECOCK
●Pow Wow, 1956: silent home movie of dancers performing at Shinnecock Nation Pow Wow held September 2, 1956

SHOALWATER BAY (CHEHALIS) (CHINOOK) (WILLAPA HILLS)
m The Charlie Family Reunion 1: informal gathering and discussion of family history

m The Charlie Family Reunion 2: more discussion of family ancestry

m Shoalwater Bay 1: glamour shots of Washington State tribal land

m Shoalwater Bay 2: more glamour shots of reservation land

m Shoalwater Bay 3: glamour shots, bead worker, leather craft, gardening

m Shoalwater Bay 4: more glamour shots of reservation land

m Shoalwater Bay 5: tribal history and economics

SHOSHONE
m Shoshone 1: all-Indian rodeo in Fallon, Nevada

m Shoshone 2: more rodeo scenes

m Shoshone 3: continued rodeo scenes

m Shoshone 4: more rodeo

m Shoshone 5: dancing

m Shoshone 6: dancing

m Shoshone 7: dancing

m Shoshone 8: discuss the all-Indian rodeo in Fallon

m Shoshone 9: interview Miss Indian Nevada, Noreen Smodley

m Shoshone 10: drumming and dancing

SKOKOMISH (TWANA)
m Skokomish Fish Processing: inside a tribal industry in Washington state

m Skokomish Tribal Center: tribal artifacts and economics

SIOUX
● Fallen Eagle: culture and heritage of the past and hope for the future (1952)

● Indians of the Plains—Sun Dance Ceremony: shows Native American lifestyles and culture—focus on Blackfeet family—show construction of a tipi (no op) (Academy 1954)

● Injun Talk: explains sign language among Plains Indians (1946)

● Meet the Sioux Indians: probes this plains Indian tribe (1949)

● Strength of the Hills: assesses at mid-century the condition of the Sioux Indians and the work of the Protestant Episcopal Church in ministering to them (1953)

m Lower Sioux 1: discuss history and governance of Lower Sioux people

m Lower Sioux 2: discuss history and culture of Lower Sioux people

m Lower Sioux 3: pottery maker and other expressions of tribal culture

m Lower Sioux 4: artists and their handiwork

m Lower Sioux 5: Iola Columbus, female President of Lower Sioux

SUQUAMISH
m Chief Seattle Dedication 1: dedicating monument to historic chieftain

m Chief Seattle Dedication 2: more scenes of dedication ceremony

TAOS
● Indian Dances Home Movies:

● The Pueblo Heritage: Zuni, Acoma, and Taos Pueblos

● Tourist Film, 1940: home movie filmed by tourists while visiting the picturesque pueblo in Taos, New Mexico in 1940

TARAHUMARA
● Doctors to the Stone Age: U.S. doctors help isolated Indians of Mexico

● The Pagans: explorer encounters indigenous people of Copper Canyon in Mexico

TARASCAN (TARASCO)
● Mexico Builds a Democracy: state policy to educate Tarascan Indians and integrate them into Mexican mainstream (1940)

● Trail to Michoacán: American couple explores the state of Indian culture in Michoacán, Mexico

TESUQUE
● Indian Dances Home Movies:

● Real Americans: appreciation of American Indians with several tribes highlighted (1934)

TLINGIT
w Nathan Jackson: interview in 1976 with world’s most famous totem carver

TSIMSHIAN
● People of the Potlatch: Haida and Tsimshian Indians of the Pacific coast of Canada (1936)

TUSCARORA
m 1976 Festival Of American Folklife 1: the sport of lacrosse is explained and demonstrated

m 1976 Festival Of American Folklife 2: the Sky family explains the lacrosse stick, how it is made and how it is used

m 1976 Festival Of American Folklife 5: the art of stone carving is demonstrated by Duffy Wilson

WAMPANAGO
● Real Americans: appreciation of American Indians with several tribes highlighted (1934)

WINNEBAGO
● All Tribes American Indian Center: spotlights the All-Tribes American Indian Center (1955)

WINTUN BAND (YOCHA DEHE)
m Wintun Nation 1: family histories/deer skinning

m Wintun Nation 2: tribal members speak

XAVANTE
● Before the Harvest: enthusiastic missionaries trek through Brazilian jungle to convert Xavante Indians to Christianity (1950s)

YAKIMA
● Yakima Indian Activities: professionally-shot "home movie" is compilation of images on the life of the Yakima Indians (1939)

m Yakima 1: political-religious leader discusses his personal history

m Yakima 2: tribal leader interviewed in Yakima language

m Yakima 3: another man interviewed in Indian language

m Yakima 4: man relates his personal history in English and Indian

m Yakima 5: man speaks of his past and importance of tribal language

m Yakima 6: woman speaks in native language

m Yakima Education 1: discuss grade school education

m Yakima Education 2: more discussion of grade school

m Yakima Education 3: discuss grade school and Head Start program

m Yakima Education 4: school principals interviewed

m Yakima Education 5: principal continues his interview

m Yakima Education 6: school staff members discuss education

m Yakima Education 7: teaching Yakima language in grade school

m Yakima Education 8: more about teaching Yakima language

m Yakima Education 9: Yakima language program

m Yakima Education 10: Yakima college counselor critiques the state of higher education in the Indian world

m Yakima Education 11: Camp Chaparral and summer education

m Yakima Education 12: children in school learning Yakima culture and language

YAQUI
● Real Americans: appreciation of American Indians with several tribes highlighted (1934)

YOKUTS
● Indians of California (Part 1): reenactment of home life with scenes of women doing domestic work, men in sweat lodge and making tule boat (1955)

● Indians of California (Part 2): reenactment of agricultural Indian lifestyles (1955)

ZAPOTEC
● Zapotecan Pottery: re Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico and their pottery making skills

ZUNI
● Arts and Crafts of the Southwest Indians: Pueblo Indians (1940)

● Indians Trapped in New Mexico Blizzard: newsreel massive snowstorm kills Navajo and Zunis in 1931

● The Pueblo Heritage: Zuni, Acoma, and Taos Pueblos

MISCELLANEOUS AND MULTIPLE TRIBES
● 19th Inter-Tribal Ceremonial: anonymous home movie captures the colorfulness of the parade down the main street of Gallup, New Mexico in 1940

● All Tribes American Indian Center: spotlights the All-Tribes American Indian Center (1955)

● Archaic Indian Carvings: raw footage of ancient Indian petroglyphs in deserts of Southern California (1974)

● Buffalo Lore: importance of the buffalo to the American Indians—includes rare appearance of a white buffalo (1947)

● Ceremonial Days: Indian culture as displayed at Gallup, New Mexico during annual pow wow

● Ceremonial Pipes: looks at old tobacco pipes of the local Indians—then dramatizes story from tribal myths (1955)

● Children of the Plains Indians: Indian boy must learn the survival and social skills that will sustain him as an adult in Indian society before the white man came (1962)

● Canyon Conquest: impact upon landscape and native peoples of Glen Canyon Dam construction on the Colorado River in 1958

●Down Where The North Begins: colorful profile of Ecuador at mid-century and the place of its indigenous people in national life 1943

● The Exiles (Part 1): The Exiles twelve hours in the lives of a group of young Indian men and women transplanted from the reservation to downtown Los Angeles (1961)

● The Exiles (Part 2): twelve hours in the lives of a group of young Indian men and women transplanted from the reservation to downtown Los Angeles (1961)

● Fiestas of the Hill : cultural celebrations of Mexican villagers combine Aztec, Spanish, and Indian residuals (1942)

● Flight to New Mexico: enticement from Trans-World Airlines to visit New Mexico reveals the centrality of Native Americans to the culture and commerce of the state (1951)

●Harry Wright’s Mexican Indian Series: pilot film for a colorful film series about the Indian populations of the Mexican past as well as contemporary Mexico (circa 1939)

● How to Make Fry Bread: Indian cook demonstrates the technique (1973)

● Indian History: series of Public Service Announcements from the National Congress of American Indians in praise of Indian history and culture

● Indian Life: educational film envisions Indian society before the arrival of the Europeans (1930s)

● Indian Pow Wow: gathering of Southwestern Indian tribes for annual dance festival in Flagstaff, Arizona (1952)

● Indian Workers: series of TV Public Service Announcements encouraging the employment of Indian workers—from the National Congress of American Indians (1970s)

● Klee Wyck: Emily Carr, a Canadian painter of the Indian culture of coastal British Columbia—1946

● Illu Tica: filming movie with Peruvian beauty Pilar Pilet as Inca goddess of creation in Peruvian Amazon jungle

● Indians of the Plains—Life in the Past : traditional tribal lifestyles

● Indian Hunters: native American Indians traveling on canoe through scenic wilderness in Canada (1949)

● Learning about the Past: archeologists from University of Indiana explore Indian remains (1951)

● The Loon's Necklace: folk tale of British Columbia Indians told with people in authentic masks (1949)

● Making Primitive Stone Tools: teacher shows how historic Canadian Indians fashioned tools from available stones (1941)

● Many Trails Indian Club of Los Angeles Pow Wow

● Natives of Guatemala:

● O Coronado No!: avant-garde filmmaker Craig Baldwin offers a critical interpretation of the Spanish conquest of the native peoples of the Southwestern United States (1992)

● The People Who Vanished: archeological expedition by UCLA students and professors to Mexico ruins—as seen of TV series, True Adventure (1960)

● Plains Indian Girl: Mary Lou lives on a reservation along the Missouri River (1953)

● Portage: Indian trapper and his life near Hudson’s Bay, Canada (1941)

● Portage: combines two short film—How Indians Build Canoes plus Traders and Trappers—into a single viewing experience

● Red Man’s Regatta: war canoe races among men of Northwest Indian tribes at the annual Stommish festivities—from the Western Sketchbook film series and Union Pacific Railroad (1958)

● Return of the Buffalo: celebrates the return of bison populations in Canada and the United States (1938)

● Rhythms-Instruments and Movements: Native Indian (Thundering Hill) comes into an elementary class room and demonstrates native songs with drums

● Saving Texas Prehistory: archeology along Guadalupe River in Texas to discover information about prehistoric Indians in Texas (circa 1963)

● Southwestern Indian Dances: 1947—Gallup, New Mexico

• Zuni women parade balancing pots on their heads

• Kiowa dance

• Jemez Indian Buffalo Dance

• Apache Crown Dance (aka Devil Dance)

• Eagle Dance (performed by Tony White Cloud)

• Jemez rain dance

• hoop dance (performed by Tony White Cloud)

• war dance

● Timber and Totem Poles: Native American totem poles in Alaska (1950)

● Trappers and Traders: Indian trapper and his life (1946)

●Warbonnet Congress: Indian finery and games at National Indian Congress in Pendleton, Oregon—from the Western Sketchbook film series and Union Pacific Railroad (1958)

● Wheels Across the Andes: explorer Armand Denis visits Colorado Indians as well as Indians of Peru and Bolivia (1948)

● Wild West: demeaning and racist soundtrack, but with outstanding Indian footage including Hopi snake dance (1932)

● Wooden Face of Totonicapan: the art of making wooden masks in Totonicapan, Guatemala

m 1976 Convention Of The National Indian Education Association NIEA 1: speeches by Senator Joseph Montoya and NIEA President Demmert

m Andarko, Oklahoma 1: American Indian Exposition singing and dancing

m Andarko, Oklahoma 2: American Indian Exposition dancing

m Andarko, Oklahoma 3: American Indian Exposition dancing, horse racing, handicrafts

m Indian Dances:

m NIEA 2: discuss health care and educational issues

m NIEA 3: education official questioned, educator speaks

m NIEA 4: interview Indian educators

m NIEA 5: more interviews with Indian educators

m NIEA 6: professor lectures on disparagement of Indians in textbooks

m NIEA 7: funding Indian educational projects

m NIEA 8: cultural education and bi-lingual issues

m NIEA 9: flutist and singer entertain convention

m NIEA 10: Indian comedian and rock band XIT perform

m NIEA 11: interview official from the National Endowment for the Arts

m NIEA 12: NIEA special meeting regarding Title IV funding for Indian education

m NIEA 13: questions and answers regarding Title IV and Indian education

m One With The Earth: exhibition of arts and crafts of Southwest tribes

m Voices From The Land 1: TV program discussing artist Jerome Tiger

m Voices From The Land 2: TV program discussing Indian art and culture

m Voices From The Land 3: TV program discussing Indian doctors and Indian music
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