This Land of Ours -- "Southwestern Indian Dances" (1947)

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.

Opening titles: “This Land of Ours, Copyright 1947, All rights reserved, by Dudley Pictures Corporation, This film is for lease only and is not to be exhibited outside the United States, the Territory of Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada, nor is it or any part thereof to be reproduced or televised without special permission.” superimposed over an image of the outline of the U.S.; Superimposed over an illustration of a sun and male costumed dancer: “Southwestern Indian Dances performed at The Inter-Tribal Ceremonials, Gallup, New Mexico.”

View from above of a downtown street (Route 66) lined with onlookers as a parade of different Native groups in ceremonial clothing march by starting with a marching band (possibly the Winslow Indian Band?) and American flags carried; various views as different groups pass the camera including Kiowa/Ka'igwu men and women, and a group of Zuni/A:shiwi women walk pass balancing pottery bowls on their heads; close-up of a native boy’s head, and back to the women passing; groups of riders on horseback racing across a dirt field surrounded by a huge group of spectators in a grandstand and also standing (what was Lyons Memorial Park), then a man riding on a bucking steer and dismounting; two horse and carriages (or chuck wagons) racing; closer view of mostly white seated spectators; various images of men riding bronco on a bucking horse, then a bucking steer; man standing on a carriage and horse rig racing; various views of the central field where Kiowa/Ka'igwu men and women are performing; various shots of a group of Jemez Pueblo/Towa buffalo dancers and drummers performing; various shots of a group of Apache Spirit Dancers/Crown Dancers (Gaan/Gáun), young women and drummers performing; wide shot of open desert and camera pans over to a (Jemez Pueblo?) man drumming; various shots of the drummer from below as a Pueblo (Walatowa?) dancer (Tony White Cloud) in ceremonial costume performs an Eagle Dance, and closer views of him; younger Jemez/Walatowa boys and men standing in a row holding square and rectangular headdresses with various iconography for (what the narrator identifies as) the Harvest Dance; one holds up a headdress with lighting bolts and then three men place the headdresses on their heads; various shots of the whole group as they dance between some trees; various views of Tony White Cloud performing the Hoop Dance and the drummer from the Eagle Dance scene; view from below of a rocky outcropping on a hill where people are barely visible; various shots from above and below as White Cloud and his brothers performing a war dance.

End credits: “The End; This black and white print was made from a Kodachrome Original; Dudley Pictures Corporation - New York, Beverly Hills.”