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The Coronet Productions film, like others in the collection made by Encyclopedia Brittanica, represents the post-World War II upsurge in educational filmmaking. Shot in 16mm Kodachrome, the images of Apache/Inde homelands are often quite beautiful. Such films frequently credited a professor or teacher as an authority figure, and presented a mainstream view of the People represented. While these films stand in contrast to mid-century Hollywood representations of Apache life, they do still rely upon unquestioned assumptions about Native culture in general and Apache culture in particular.

Dictionary words attributed to Western Apache were drawn from first-hand recommendation of following sources: Western Apache-English Dictionary : a Community-generated Bilingual Dictionary, http://www.native-languages.org/apache.htm#language, and https://www.omniglot.com/writing/apache.htm. Contributed by Melissa Dollman, who is a non-Apache speaker. We very much welcome community vetting of these vocabulary words, and recommendations for additional resources.

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Intertribal/Pan-Indian Community, Pueblo/Puebloan Community , Apache/Ndee Community
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Needs Review by Pueblo/Puebloan Community, Needs Review by Apache/Inde Community, Needs Review by Pan-Indian Community
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Sponsored and Educational Films
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This film features dancers, rodeo performers, and a parade of various tribes (including Kiowa/Ka'igwu, Jemez Pueblo/Walatowa, Apache/Nde/Ndee and Zuni/A:shiwi) at the annual The Inter-Tribal Ceremonials in Gallup, New Mexico.
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Apache/Ndee Community
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Completed Alternate Audio Narrations -- Apache/Ndee
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Sponsored and Educational Films
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A brief summary of Apache/Nde/Ndee everyday activities (particularly women's roles) and ceremonies including the Sunrise Ceremony/Girls’ Puberty Ceremony.
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Intertribal/Pan-Indian Community, Navajo/Diné Community, Hopi Community, Apache/Ndee Community, Pueblo/Puebloan Community
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Needs Review by Navajo/Diné Community, Needs Review by Hopi Community, Needs Review by Pueblo/Puebloan Community, Needs Review by Apache/Inde Community
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Sponsored and Educational Films
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*Culturally insensitive content.* Various Native communities perform ceremonial dances and compete in games in festivals at various locations like Tesuque Pueblo. Also features a Wampanoag marriage ceremony.
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Apache/Ndee Community
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Completed Alternate Audio Narrations -- Apache/Ndee
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Sponsored and Educational Films
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An overview of daily Apache (White Mountain) life collecting water, cattle grazing, clothing styles and baskets, as well as the performance of a Sunrise Cermony.