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Keeping Native American Traditions Alive
Films owned by MCC Library on Native Americans
Our Spirits Don't Speak English by
Call Number: DVD Our Spirtis Don't Speak English
Publication Date: 2008
"Imagine you are a child, taken from your home, your family, taken from everything you know. In 1869, the U.S. government enacted a policy of educating Native American children in the ways of western society. By the late 1960's, more than 100,000 had been forced to attend Indian Boarding School"
Reel Injun; on the trail of the Hollywood Indian by
Call Number: DVD Reel Injun
Publication Date: 2009
Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day.
500 Nations by
Call Number: DVD 500 Nations
Publication Date: 2004
"500 Nations is an eight-part documentary that looks back at life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic struggles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact."
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by
Call Number: DVD Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Publication Date: 2007
Begins powerfully with the Sioux triumph over General Custer at Little Big Horn and goes on to center around three powerful men. Charles Eastman is a young, Dartmouth-educated Sioux doctor. Sitting Bull is the proud Lakota chief who refuses to submit to U.S. government policies designed to strip his people of thier identity, dignity and sacred land. Senator Henry Dawes is one of the men responsible for the government policy on Indian affairs. While Eastman and schoolteacher Elaine Goodale work to improve live for the Sioux on the reservation, Senator Dawes lobbies President Grant for kinder Indian treatment.