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The native Americans

Author: Sophie MulphinVanessa TovellBob CarruthersPenny MahonEagle Rock Entertainment.All authors
Publisher: Princeton : N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2004], ©1999.
Series: Ancient civilizations (Princeton, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Explores the many similarities among tribal nations, including a profound respect for nature, myth, and tradition; matriarchal governance; a communal lifestyle; a belief in an afterlife; and the use of pictographs, symbols, and patterns rather than an alphabet-based language. Also features brief scenes of re-created warfare: the French and Iroquois vs. the British as a part of the Seven Years' War, and the Sioux and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie Mulphin; Vanessa Tovell; Bob Carruthers; Penny Mahon; Eagle Rock Entertainment.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 56815915
Notes: Executive producers, Bob Carruthers, Gary Russell, Geoff Kempin ; camera, Jeremy Freeston, Tim Jones ; editors, Bob Rootes, Chris Gormlie.
Performer(s): Narrator, Penny Mahon.
Description: 1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format.
Series Title: Ancient civilizations (Princeton, N.J.)
Responsibility: Eagle Rock Entertainment ; written by Sophie Mulphin ; producer, Vanessa Tovell ; director, Bob Carruthers.

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Explores the many similarities among tribal nations, including a profound respect for nature, myth, and tradition; matriarchal governance; a communal lifestyle; a belief in an afterlife; and the use of pictographs, symbols, and patterns rather than an alphabet-based language. Also features brief scenes of re-created warfare: the French and Iroquois vs. the British as a part of the Seven Years' War, and the Sioux and Cheyenne vs. the U.S. Cavalry at Little Big Horn. Discusses the Native Americans' near-extinction brought on by contact with non-indigenous peoples, and the renewal of Native American culture by present generations.

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