WorldCat Identities

Cardinal, Tantoo

Works: 141 works in 266 publications in 1 language and 6,709 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Environmental films  Biography  Folklore 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PZ7.O237, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tantoo Cardinal
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell( Recording )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life
500 nations( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

500 Nations is an eight-part documentary that looks back at the life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic strugles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact
In the light of reverence( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the USA, Native Americans are struggling to protect their sacred places. Religious freedom, so valued in America, is not guaranteed to those who practice land-based religions. This film discusses the struggles of three indigenous communities to protect their sacred sites from rock climbers, tourists, strip-mining, development and New Age religious practitioners
VDay until the violence stops( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles how Eve Ensler's hit Broadway solo show 'The Vagina Monologues' grew into V-Day, an international grassroots movement dedicated to stopping violence against women and girls. Has been widely recognized as "a celebration of women's sexuality and a condemnation of its violation" and praised as "frank, humorous and moving."
The lost child( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adoptee Rebecca Hoffman experiences culture conflict when she brings her family to meet her birth family on a Navajo reservation
Older than America( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian woman's visions and a geologist's investigation of an earthquake come together to reveal secrets about the atrocities that took place at a Native American boarding school
Our story : aboriginal voices on Canada's past( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of original stories written by some of the country's most celebrated Aboriginal [Native peoples, Indian, First Nations] writers, and inspired by pivotal events in the country's history. Inspired by history, Our Story is a beautifully illustrated collection of original stories from some of Canada's most celebrated Aboriginal writers. Asked to explore seminal moments in Canadian history from an Aboriginal perspective, these ten acclaimed authors have travelled through our country's past to discover the moments that shaped our nation and its people. Drawing on their skills as gifted storytellers and the unique perspectives their heritage affords, the contributors to this collection offer wonderfully imaginative accounts of what it's like to participate in history. From a tale of Viking raiders to a story set during the Oka crisis, the authors tackle a wide range of issues and events, taking us into the unknown, while also bringing the familiar into sharper focus
Mom, dad and her( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Sydney Foster is a troubled teen from a broken home, heading for trouble. After being caught shoplifting and a bout of alcohol poisoning, her volatile behavior has finally reached a breaking point. Sydney is sent to spend the summer with her father, who hopes to reconnect with her. At first Sydney isn't happy, but she slowly develops relationships with those around her, including a friend whose mom is dying of cancer and her newly expecting stepmother
Playing for the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1902, a unique combination of Native women came together at a boarding school in Montana. They used the new sport of basketball to help them adjust to a rapidly changing world. Their travels and experiences led them to places they never imagined. Ultimately, they played for something much larger than themselves"--Container
Nobody's girls five women of the West( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of five extraordinary women who were pioneers in the American West, blending journal entries and dramatization with rare archival footage and vintage photographs to redefine the era of the American frontier and adding new understanding of the legendary women of the West
Lonesome Dove the series : Lonesome Dove : the outlaw years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outlaw years: Newt Call returns to Curtis Wells after the killing of his wife and must content with Clay Mosby
Native spirit and the Sun Dance way( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Native Spirit, Cree Indian actress Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves), transports the viewer to the days of Red Cloud when, "Our old men talked with spirits and made good medicine. Our young men herded the horses and made love to the girls. In this way we lived and were happy". The voices of Plenty Coup, Fools Crow, Black Elk and other great leaders of their day, convey the heartbreaking story of their people's oppression and their ultimate triumph of the spirit. In Sun Dance Way, the words of Thomas Yellowtail, a revered Sun Dance chief of the Crow Indian tribe, are brought to life by the internationally known Cree Indian actor, Gordon Tootoosis (Legends of the Fall). Unique photographs and video footage of Sun Dances, from as far back as 1903, reveal the symbolism and mystical beauty of the ancient ceremony which remains at the center of the Plains Indians' lives today
Honey Moccasin by Shelley Niro( Visual )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on the Grand Pine Indian Reservation, aka "Reservation X", Honey Moccasin combines elements of melodrama, performance art, cable access, and "whodunit" to question conventions of ethnic and sexual identity as well as film narrative. A comedy/thriller complete with a fashion show and torchy musical numbers, this witty film employs a surreal pastiche of styles to depict the rivalry between bars The Smokin' Moccasin and The Inukshuk Cafe, the saga of closeted drag queen/powwow clothing thief Zachary John, and the travails of crusading investigator Honey Moccasin. This irreverent reappropriation of familiar narrative strategies serves as a provocative spring-board for an investigation of the authenticity, cultural identity, and the articulation of modern Native American experience in cinematic language and pop culture
Postmark paradise by Thompson E Clay( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good ol' boys group in Paradise, Michigan sends to Russia for a mail-order-bride as a joke on the rowdiest one of them all. When young, beautiful Viktoria arrives and discovers that her husband to be is a yet-to-be reformed misogynist twice her age, it's a kink in her plan to start a new life in America. When barmaid Reenie takes her in, she discovers Viktoria has no ticket home. With the aid of Reenie and the patrons at the local bar, a collection is started to help Viktoria make her way back to Russia. But along the way, Viktoria manages to teach the small town residents a very valuable lesson about living the American Dream
Dodson's journey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only weeks after his father dies and his eleven-year marriage abruptly ends in divorce, James Dodson decides to go an a fly-fishing adventure with his unforgiving seven-year-old daughter
Standing on Sacred Ground( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Around the world, indigenous communities stand in the way of government megaprojects. In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site. In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock, as elders protest U.S. government plans to enlarge one of the West's biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe"-- (as viewed on April 11, 2014)
500 nations( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Native peoples confront Spanish expeditions into the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S."--Container
500 nations( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores 3 early cultures of North America: the Anasazi in the arid Southwest, Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde, and Cahokia, the largest city in the U.S. before 1800
Standing on sacred ground( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents how indigenous peoples stand up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment. Volume 1: In the Russian republic of Altai, people create their own mountain parks and resist a gas pipeline. In Northern California, Winnemem Witu girls grind herbs on a sacred rock, as elders protest government plans to enlarge a dam. Volume 2: In Papua New Guinea, villagers clash with a Chinese-owned mine. In Alberta, Canada, First nations people are facing rare cancers as their hunting grounds are stripmined. Volume 3: In the Gamo highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the indigenous customs that protect biodiversity, while tensions with evangelical Christians result in a riot over a meadow. In the Peruvian Andes, the Q'eros are driven from a ritual glacier by intolerant Catholics. Volume 4: In Australia's Northern territory, Aboriginal clans maintain protected areas and resist the temptation of a mining boom. In Hawaii, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore previously land used as a bombing range by the military
Stories from the seventh fire the four seasons( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents animated Cree legends which address the beauty, bounty and vulnerability of Mother Earth
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Alternative Names
Cardinal, Tantoo Martin-.

Martin-Cardinal, Tantoo.

Martin-Cardinal, Tantoo 1951-

Martin, Tantoo.

Martin, Tantoo 1951-

English (113)

500 nationsVDay until the violence stopsOur story : aboriginal voices on Canada's pastNative spirit and the Sun Dance way