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GATHERING UP AGAIN: FIESTA IN SANTA FE

Sociology  Native American Studies  Latino Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the Santa Fe Fiesta, America's oldest continuous community celebration, which commemorates the Spaniards' "bloodless reconquest" of the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico in 1692.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: POTLATCH PEOPLE
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: POTLATCH PEOPLE

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Potlatch People looks at the culture of the Indians of the Pacific Northwest and the importance of the ceremonial potlatch feast in their culture.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: INDIAN COUNTRY
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: INDIAN COUNTRY

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Indian Country contrasts the past and present life of the five tribes--the Seminoles, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw and Cherokee--in the southeast U.S.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: PUEBLO RENAISSANCE
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: PUEBLO RENAISSANCE

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Pueblo Renaissance provides an authentic view of the sacred traditions, ancient religious and agricultural ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: THE SIX NATIONS
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: THE SIX NATIONS

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

The Six Nations looks at the Iroquois League of upstate New York--consisting of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Cayuga and Tuscarora tribes--which considers itself to be a sovereign, independent nation which rejects the American way of life in favor of a traditional Indian lifestyle.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: CHEROKEE
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: CHEROKEE

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Looks at the modern Cherokee's efforts to preserve Indian traditions, including a performance of ancient ceremonies.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: NAVAJO - RACE FOR PROSPERITY
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: NAVAJO - RACE FOR PROSPERITY

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Navajo - Race for Prosperity offers a contemporary view of life on the Navajo reservation, focusing on the Navajos' development of industries.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: CIVILIZED TRIBES
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: CIVILIZED TRIBES

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Civilized Tribes looks at the revolution of attitudes among younger American Indians leading to a new mood of militancy and also reviews the current government policy regarding the American Indian.


THE NATIVE AMERICANS: THEY PROMISED TO TAKE OUR LAND
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: THEY PROMISED TO TAKE OUR LAND

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

They Promised to Take Our Land looks at the U.S. Government's encroachment on land owned by Indians, forcing them onto smaller and smaller reservations, and discusses the white man's basic misunderstanding of the meaning of land to the Indian.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: HOW THE WEST WAS LOST
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: HOW THE WEST WAS LOST

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

How the West Was Lost looks at the history of the Plains Indians and the effort of their contemporary descendants to maintain their cultural identity.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: TRAIL OF BROKEN TREATIES
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: TRAIL OF BROKEN TREATIES

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Trail of Broken Treaties looks at how over 400 treaties with Native American tribes have been broken by the U.S. Government. Examines past and present injustices and the attempts of Indian leaders to improve their situation.

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LAST OF THE KARAPHUNA

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Latin-American Studies  Native American Studies  Spanish Language 

Chronicles the history and contemporary lifestyle of the Carib Indians who dominated the West Indies centuries before the arrival of Columbus, but whose sole survivors today number less than 3,000 farmers and fishermen on a small reservation on Dominica.

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KEEP THE CIRCLE STRONG

Spanish Language  Sociology  Native American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Anthropology 

Follows the five month journey of Mike Auger, a Cree Indian from northern Canada, who travels to Bolivia to live and work with the Aymara Indians. During his visit, Mike rediscovers his native cultural roots. This strengthening of his identity enables Mike to overcome a troubled, poverty-ridden youth fueled by self-denial.

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THE PRIMAL MIND

Anthropology  Architecture  Cultural Studies  Dance  Native American Studies 

Written and hosted by Jamake Highwater, a world renowned author on Indian culture, this film examines the differences between Native American and Western cultures, including their contrasting views of nature, time, space, art, architecture, and dance.

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CROW DOG

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies 

A portrait of Sioux medicine man Leonard Crow Dog, the spiritual leader of eighty-nine American Indian tribes and the spokesman for the traditionalists, those who wish to retain the beliefs and way of life of their forefathers.

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NATIVE LAND

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies 

Written and hosted by Jamake Highwater, this video examines the history and culture of the Native Americans who discovered and civilized the North and South American continents tens of thousands of years ago. It is a story of remarkable achievements, brilliant inventions, fierce political struggles, unique religious ideals and colorful mythology.

HOME OF THE BRAVE
HOME OF THE BRAVE

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the impact of industrial development on native peoples in North and South America, the crisis of identity that this entails, and the national and international efforts to politically organize to protect Indian lives and land.

SUN, MOON & FEATHER
SUN, MOON & FEATHER

American Studies  Anthropology  Music  Native American Studies  New York City  Directed by Women 

This prize-winning musical comedy/documentary, blending documentary, musical theater and personal memoir, is about three Native American sisters growing up in Brooklyn during the 1930s and '40s.

MORE THAN WORDS
MORE THAN WORDS

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary portrait of a small Native American tribe struggling to retain what is left of its culture focuses on 77-year-old Marie Smith, the last of Alaska's Eyak Indians to speak the language of her people.

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YES, I AM NOT IKTOMI

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Short Films 

This video, featuring an all Native American cast and filmed in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota, dramatizes the Trickster storytelling tradition, delving into the humor and visual language of this central Native American cultural icon.

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