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Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Survey of modern conveniences and amenities to be found on the reservation, including Navajo/Diné-owned businesses, boarding schools, soldiers and Boy Scouts, art classes, public ceremonies, and the newly opened General Dynamics Navajo Facility.
Community
Intertribal/Mixed Community, Navajo/Diné Community, Pueblo/Puebloan Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Shot at the Albuquerque Indian Sanitarium. On the topic of Tuberculosis symptoms, early detection, and healthcare in American Indian communities. [Note: there is a short section of the original film (5:04-6:12) that is audio only due to film decay.]
Community
Navajo/Diné Community, Pueblo/Puebloan Community , Hopi Community, Intertribal/Mixed Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Part 1: Navajo activities include: silversmithing, rug weaving, trading post activity. Part 2: Hopi and Zuni artisans make pottery and jewelry, also visit an Indian Fair. Part II begins at 11:20.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
A medicine man and assistants conduct a sandpainting ceremony to cure an ill man. Story includes the family coming to him for help, the creation of the painting, and the healing ceremony.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Home Movies
Summary
Home movie footage of a Navajo woman weaving under a sun shade as a toddler girl learns/plays alongside, exterior of Monument Valley Tour jeep and driver, Navajos and tourists entering a hogan, talking to a woman, a group lining up for a photo, horses...
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Film showcases three ceremonial dances performed at night: Great Feathered Arrow Dance, Feather Dance, and Fire Dance. Also features the arrivals of families to the event, making fry breads, and more.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community, Hopi Community, Intertribal/Mixed Community
Category
Documentary
Summary
Documentary about the history of the forced relocation of thousands of Navajo people from Black Mesa in Arizona after the 1974 Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Navajo activities include: silversmithing jewelry and bow guard; grinding corn meal and baking bread; eating a meal; ploughing and planting; children and elders; wrapping a baby into a cradleboard. Views of Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Scenes of Navajo life include: sheepherding and animal husbandry; rug weaving; moccasin making; preparing food; visiting the trading post; farming; a marriage, silversmithing; conducting a sweat; performing a men’s Shooting Way Chant and sandpainting.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Overview of Navajo/Diné living conditions, amenities, boarding schools, women working in an Indian hospital, spinning wool and weaving, men building an irrigation system, silversmithing, sand painting, and more.
Community
Intertribal/Mixed Community, Navajo/Diné Community, Hopi Community, Apache/Ndee Community, Pueblo/Puebloan Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
*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.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Major themes covered: Daily life; rug weaving; social life; courtship; wedding customs; sheepherding; preparing food; harvesting corn; carding and spinning wool; rug weaving; trade; silverwork; social dances; constructing a hogan.