The Native American Heritage section includes an in-depth photographic portrayal of Native Americans. Sorted by subjects and selected from pictorial records by 15 government agencies including the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
This search uncovers several Alexander Street films that feature Native Americans. Titles available for online viewing include “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience,” “Geronimo and the Apache Resistance,” and “The Quiet.”
This educational DVD is divided into three areas of interest: six Eastern Shoshone students' vocational internship at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC; an overview of Shoshone objects housed and managed in museums and the tribal community; Pow wow as a living aspect of material culture and celebration in the Shoshone word.
Focusing on five teens living on the Navajo and Hopi reservations, Racing the Rez unfolds over two years of careful, patient observation, and offers a rare view into the surprising complexity and diversity of contemporary reservation life. The camera follows the boys from classrooms to the rez-life realities of remote, un-electrified homes, from grueling runs across canyons and mesas to their ultimate day of reckoning – the state meet – and beyond. Set in the southwest’s iconic desert landscape, this remarkable intersection between sport, culture, youth and adulthood, yields a powerful, intimate documentary of transformation and hope.
The remains of more than 10,000 Native Americans unearthed at archaeological sites across the U.S. are in the possession of major museums. Is the analysis of the bones valid scientific research, or is it a desecration of Native American culture? This program focuses on the tensions between scientists, historians, and museum curators and Native American groups, as the bones take on a central role in a war of alternate perspectives.