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Sitting Bull

Author: Brian McKennaRichard ElsonArnie GelbartAugust SchellenbergChristopher HeyerdahlAll authors
Publisher: Montreal, Quebec : National Film Board of Canada, 2002.
Series: Chiefs.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the years following the U.S. Civil War, a hard-fought Sioux resistance to western expansion, led by warrior and healer Sitting Bull, seemed to have accomplished the impossible: a treaty in which the United States gave the Sioux control of their territory for all time. The life and legacy of Sitting Bull, the remarkable Native leader that the U.S government regarded as a stubborn and dangerous obstacle.
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Biography
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Named Person: Sitting Bull; Sitting Bull
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Brian McKenna; Richard Elson; Arnie Gelbart; August Schellenberg; Christopher Heyerdahl; Galafilm Inc.; History Television.; National Film Board of Canada.
OCLC Number: 55206666
Credits: Narrator, Raoul Trujillo ; editor, Alfonso Peccia ; director of photpgraphy, Stefan Nitoslawski ; music, Lance Neveu.
Cast: August Schellenberg, Christopher Heyerdahl.
Performer(s): Participants: Ronald McNeil, Lucretia Grindle, Leonard Lethbridge, Lawrence Lethbridge, Ronald McNeil Jr., Wiyaka McNeil, Sam Tall.
Description: 2 videocassettes (47 min. each) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Chiefs.
Other Titles: Chiefs (Television program : 2002)
Responsibility: produced by Galafilm in association with History Television [and others] ; written and directed by Brian McKenna ; produced by Richard Elson, Arnie Gelbart.

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In the years following the U.S. Civil War, a hard-fought Sioux resistance to western expansion, led by warrior and healer Sitting Bull, seemed to have accomplished the impossible: a treaty in which the United States gave the Sioux control of their territory for all time. The life and legacy of Sitting Bull, the remarkable Native leader that the U.S government regarded as a stubborn and dangerous obstacle.

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Chiefs: Sitting Bull

(EMRO user published 2004-04-07 ) Very Good Permalink
This documentary of the life of Sitting Bull, the great Lakota warrior and Chief weaves the story together using beautiful visuals, intriguing storytelling and accurate historical accounts. Especially noteworthy is the excellent combination of narration by voice-over and first person storytelling. Intertwined...
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