Navajo and Eskimo Culture, History, Traditions,
Activities and More Plus White Fawn's Devotion -
The First Native American Indian Produced Movie
This is a collection of three films portraying the lives of Native
American tribes and art.
The total run time for this collection is 31 minutes.
Film 1: Navajo Canyon Country (1954) - A documentary of the Navajo
Indians who resided in Arizona and New Mexico. It shows them about
their daily lives, their housing, how they gathered food and survived
in the harsh environment abd much more.
Film 2: Eskimos: Winter in Western Alaska (1950) - This film shows
the typical activities of the Alaskan Eskimo during winter. It shows
their dependence on fish as their main food supply - showing how
they fish and gather food, make clothing and the various household
activities they perform in winter to maintain their lifestyle and
keep warm against the cold nights.
Film 3: White Fawn's Devotion: A Play Acted by a Tribe of Red Indians
in America (1910) - This is the first know film produced by a Native
American - James Young Deer. It deals with a settler and his Native
American wife. The wife kills herself when she believes her husband
is leaving on an adventure and the film details the challenges that
arise because of this. This film is silent.
Here are some sample clips from the DVD