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of the Human Studies Film Archives

North America

NA-76.1.1: IN SEARCH OF THE EARLY AMERICANS
c. 1975; 1,512 (42 min) color sound; video
Edited film produced by the Shell Oil Company in consultation
with the Smithsonian Institution's Department of Anthropology.
Film presents the theory that a prehistoric land bridge existed
between Seward Peninsula and Siberia allowing the migration of
man to North America. Animated scenes depict the formation of
glaciers and the subsequent fall in sea level creating the
landbridge. Sites depicted and discussed include Mesa Verde in
Colorado, Chaco Canyon and Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico, Cahokia
Mound in Illinois, and the Mississippian Mounds of southeast
United States. Discussion of lifeways in the Anasazi pueblos
includes tool and pottery making demonstrations. Other subjects
discussed are the history of cultivation, particularly corn, and
dating sites using tree rings.
Creator: Alan Pendry, film producer

NA-76.3.1: SINGLE PARENT (outtakes)
1975; 16,700 ft sound color; film
Outtakes of the edited film documenting a lower middle income
American family of three children headed by a divorced woman.
Creator: Hubert Smith, ethnographic filmmaker (1938- )

NA-77.1.3: [Georgia Shouters, c. 1930]
c. 1930; 900 ft (37 min) silent b&w; film/video
Footage depicts a Shouter service typical of the Georgia coast
and Sea Islands. Footage was taken around the house and yard of a
Shouter leader with dances staged for documentation. The dances
and movements are part of the Ring Shout tradition, also known as
the Saturday night frolic. The elevated wood floor on which some
dances are performed is used instrumentally to carry the sound of
the dancers' feet. Scenes include members of the group engaged in
"seeking" or "getting saved," a "prayer band" singing and dancing
at the threshold of a house, and a harvest dance with women
"picking crops" and putting them into their aprons and men
"shoveling" or "hoeing." The absence of children in the footage
probably reflects the fact that the dancers were recreating
movements from an earlier period.
Creator: Ralph Steiner, photographer

NA-77.5.1: THE VANISHING INDIAN
c. 1920; 420 ft (15 min) silent b&w; film/video
Incomplete edited film or films from the 1920s educational film
series "The Vanishing Indian" produced by Sioux Super Films.
Contents include scenes from an Oglala council meeting, a Navajo
wedding and shots of hogans, Apache dwellings known as wick-i-
ups, pottery making at San Ildefonso Pueblo, dance performance at
Taos Pueblo, and shots of dwellings at Zuni, Tesuque, Taos, and
Santa Clara pueblos. Footage includes the theatrical trailer
promoting the series.

NA-78.1.1/85.11.7: HIGH ARCTIC
c. 1963; 2,100 ft (1 hr) sound color; video; supplementary
materials: 1,3
Edited film was made in the course of two expeditions to the
Canadian Arctic region of Ellesmere Island, Jones Sound, and
Baffin Island in 1962 and 1963. In focusing on the life of an
extended Inuit "family," Cotlow attempts to portray the
adaptation and survival strategies necessary in the frigid
environment of the northern Arctic. Sequences focus on family
life, relationships between family members, preparation and
cooking of meals, a "trial marriage," transportation by dog
sleds, building of an igloo, seal hunting with a teliwak hunting
screen, walrus hunting, and killing of a polar bear. Other
footage includes trading of fur pelts, target practice with both
rifle and harpoon, soapstone carvings, making of caribou sinew
thread and the sewing of parkas, and gift giving to the children
by the filmmaker.
Creator: Lewis Cotlow, explorer (1898-1987)
Creator: Douglas Sinclair

NA-79.2.1: HOPI HORIZONS
1947; 750 ft (22 min) sound color; film/video
Edited film details ranching, schooling, and water rights of the
Hopi people. Included are interviews with leaders of the Hopi
Nation illustrating problematic negotiations with the United
States government.
Creator: Margaret Cussler, professor

NA-81.5.3: A PIONEER FAMILY IN ALASKA*
c. 1980; 1,368 ft sound color; film
Edited film relates the experiences of Swiss immigrant, Yule
Kilcher, and his family as they built new lives in the
countryside outside Homer, Alaska.
Creator: Phil Cook, filmmaker

NA-82.2.1: [Hrdlicka in the Aleutian Islands, c. 1937-1938]
c. 1937-1938; 600 ft silent b&w; film/video
Footage of anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka's excavations on Kodiak
Island, Alaska. Documented are excavation techniques including
undercutting, excavation of bone-nest, and removal of human
skull. Also included is footage of Hrdlicka at work. This footage
forms part of the Ales Hrdlicka Papers in the National
Anthropological Archives.

NA-82.2.2: [Hrdlicka on Kodiak Island, 1931]
1931; 160 ft silent b&w; film/video
Footage of anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka excavating in Our Point
and Uyak Bay on Kodiak Island, Alaska. This footage forms part of
the Ales Hrdlicka Papers in the National Anthropological
Archives.

NA-82.4.1: [Okefinokee Swamp, c. 1929]
c. 1929; 280 ft silent b&w; film
Footage shot of a settlement near the Okefinokee Swamp before the
inhabitants were moved to make way for a Works Progress
Administration project. Footage includes shots of settlers
engaged in agriculture, logging, and domestic activities and
wildlife.
Creator: Francis Harper, naturalist (1886- )

NA-82.5.5: [Beloit College Mimbres Site Excavation, c. 1930]
c. 1930; 400 ft (20 min) silent b&w; video
Footage shot during fieldwork sponsored by Beloit College at a
Mimbres site in New Mexico.

NA-82.6.1: [Yupik Eskimo Life, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, c.
1930]
c. 1930; 2,000 ft silent b&w; film; supplementary materials: 4
Footage taken during fieldwork at Gambell, St. Lawrence Island,
Alaska. Footage records archeological excavations; Yupik
subsistence activities including fishing, preparation of walrus
skins, butchering of a whale, and reindeer herding; and ship
navigation.
Creator: Henry Collins, anthropologist (1899-1987)

NA-82.8: [Birdwhistell Film Collection, c. 1961-1972]
c. 1961-1972; 90,000 ft silent/sound b&w/color; supplementary
materials: 1,3
Footage used by Dr. Birdwhistell and colleagues for behavioral
research and analysis. Footage includes research data from
various projects across the country.
Creator: Raymond L. Birdwhistell, anthropologist (1918-1994)

NA-83.6.1: [Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency, 1908]
1908; 1,128 ft (31 min) silent b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 1,4
Outtakes of a film shot during an expedition to Crow Agency,
Montana, sponsored by department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker.
Included are scenes of a mission school where young women were
educated, a give-away in which young men are honored with gifts,
a Crow Fair encampment where people come together to observe and
participate in various activities, a horse procession in which
the horses and riders are adorned with headdresses, and 19th- and
20th- century Crow leader, Chief Pleny Coups. A reenactment of
the Battle of Little Big Horn at Custer's battlefield is filmed
in which some of the participants were also present during the
actual battle.
Creator: Joseph Dixon, Baptist minister ( -1926)

NA-83.6.2: [Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency, 1908:
Edited Version]*
1908; 26 min silent b&w; video; supplementary materials: 1,4,6
Edited video is a re-ordering of the original randomly organized
outtakes. Work is based on thesis research conducted by Susan
Applegate Kraus on the Wanamaker expeditions. Footage includes
scenes of a mission school where young women were educated, a
give-away in which young men are honored with gifts, a Crow Fair
encampment where people come together to observe and participate
in various activities, a horse procession in which the horses and
riders are adorned with headdresses, and 19th- and 20th- century
Crow leader, Chief Pleny Coups. A reenactment of the Battle of
Little Big Horn at Custer's battlefield is filmed in which some
of the participants were also present during the actual battle.
Creator: Joseph Dixon, Baptist minister ( -1926)

NA-83.8.1: [Adena Burial Mound Excavation, c. 1939]
c. 1939; 720 ft silent b&w; film
Footage documenting the excavation of the Wright burial mound on
an Adena site in Kentucky with labor provided by the Works
Progress Administration. Documentation includes: excavation
techniques, display of artifacts including arrowheads, excavation
of human skeleton, and contours of site.
Creator: John L. Buckner

NA-83.12.1: [Benjamin Harrison Hay's Footage of a Pennsylvania
Colliery, c. 1930-1940]
c. 1930-1940; 800 ft silent b&w
Footage documenting the daily operations of an anthracite coal
company in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Creator: Benjamin Harrison Hay, coal company manager

NA-83.13.2: [River Basin Surveys Footage, c. 1941]
c. 1941; 2,370 ft (1 hr 52 min) silent b&w; video
Footage duplicates [Frank Roberts' Footage of Chichen Itza,
Yucatan, Mexico, c. 1932], [Frank Roberts' Footage of Allantown,
Arizona, 1930-1933], [Frank Roberts' Footage of Shiloh National
Military Park, Tennesee, c. 1933-1934] and [Frank Roberts'
Footage of Zuni, New Mexico, c. 1931] and contains unique footage
which is believed to be of the Smithsonian Institution salvage
archeology project in the Missouri River Basin. This footage
contains excavation techniques, uncovering human skeletons, and
leisure activities of site workers. For further description, see
entries of the four titles listed above. This footage forms part
of the Smithsonian Institution River Basin Surveys Records in the
National Anthropological Archives.
Creator: Frank H.H. Roberts, anthropologist (1897-1966)

NA-83.13.3: [Frank Roberts' Footage of Zuni, New Mexico, c. 1931]
c. 1931; 150 ft silent b&w; film
Footage taken in Zuni, New Mexico, documents Zuni Village and its
inhabitants and surrounding landscape. This footage forms part of
the Frank Harold Hanna Roberts, Jr. Papers in the National
Anthropological Archives.
Creator: Frank H.H. Roberts, anthropologist (1897-1966)

NA-84.5.1: [San Paola Festival, c. 1950]
c. 1950; 100 ft (3 min) silent b&w; video
Footage documenting the Giglio or Feast of St. Paulinus, an
Italian religious pageant of liberation which originated in Nola,
Italy and was recreated in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn,
New York by immigrants. Giglio refers both to the ceremonial
structure, a tower, and to the spectacle surrounding its
transport through the streets. Footage contains shots of men
carrying the tower, crowds dancing in the street around it, and
spectators. See also [Brooklyn San Paulino Feast, c. 1939],
[Brooklyn Giglio, 1956], and I GIGLIA NOLA.

NA-84.10.1: [Brooklyn San Paulino Feast, c. 1939]
c. 1939; 300 ft (7 min) silent b&w; video
Footage documenting Giglio or Feast of St. Paulinus, an Italian
religious pageant of liberation which originated in Nola, Italy
and was recreated in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New
York by immigrants. Giglio refers both to the ceremonial
structure and to the spectacle surrounding its transport through
the streets. Footage shows preparations prior to the celebration
including a band, men with wreath shaped bread, street
activities, and men eating and the celebration with men carrying
the tower, a band playing at the base of the tower, and crowds of
people dancing in the street. See also [Brooklyn Giglio, 1956],
[San Paola Festival, 1950], and I GIGLI A NOLA.

NA-84.11.1: [Brooklyn Giglio, 1956]
1956; 400 ft (15 min) silent color; film/video
Footage documenting Giglio or Feast of St. Paulinus, an Italian
religious pageant of liberation which originated in Nola, Italy
and was recreated in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New
York by immigrants. Giglio refers both to the ceremonial
structure and to the spectacle surrounding its transport through
the streets. Included are scenes of the giglio, lifting the
giglio, cappos directing the lifts, and street celebrations. See
also [San Paola Festival, 1950], [Brooklyn San Paulino Feast, c.
1939], and I GIGLI A NOLA.

NA-84.13.1: [Kolomoki Indian Mounds, c. 1948]
c. 1948; 1,165 ft silent b&w; film
Footage of the excavations at the Kolomoki Indian Mounds State
Park in southwest Georgia. Documented are clearing of site and
excavation of specimens including a human skull.

NA-84.18.1: [Sanderson's American Indian Footage, c. 1926-1932]
c. 1926-1932; 3,700 ft (2 hrs 35 min) silent b&w; film/video;
supplementary materials: 1
Outtakes shot of tribes of the western, southwestern, and
northern United States. Footage includes Klamath, Karuk, Yurok,
Hupa, Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Chippewa, Apache, and Cheyenne, and
Sioux and is believed to have been shot in conjunction with the
edited film INTERTRIBAL INDIAN LIFE AND CULTURE. Shots of
ethnographic interest include Hupa foodways, arrowmaking, and
basketry; fishing with dip nets along the Klamath River; Klamath
or Hupa ceremonial dances including the bear, deer, and otter
dances; Karuk and Yurok ceremonial dances including the jump,
hoop, and brush dances; Apache devil dancers and Pueblo Eagle
dance at Window Rock; sun dance lodge and ceremony (probably
Cheyenne); Chippewa ceremony of the Grand Medicine Society, Red
Lake Reservation near Cass Lake and Black Duck, Minnesota;
marathon race and wrestling matches at Klamath Reservation; and
pow-wow footage of Plains Indians (unidentified).
Creator: Grover Cleveland Sanderson

NA-84.19.4: THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE*
1968; 1,900 ft sound b&w; film
Edited film about the beliefs and practices of a Caucasian
Pentecostal congregation in Scrabble Creek, West Virginia. Film
includes individual testimony of church members and testifying
during revival meetings followed by trance and serpent-handling.
Creator: Peter Adair, filmmaker (1913- )

NA-84.19.5: ISHI IN TWO WORLDS*
1967; 684 ft sound color; film
Edited film about Ishi, the sole survivor of a small band of Yahi
Indians who lived near Oroville, California, is based on the book
by Theodora Kroeber. The film details Ishi's life from 1911 when
he emerged from his forest refuge in northern California through
his stay with the Kroebers, of the University of California
Museum of Anthropology, until his death in 1916.
Creator: Richard Tomkins, film producer

NA-85.2.1: [Craig Mound Excavation, Spiro Site, Oklahoma, 1936]
1936; 200 ft (8 min) silent b&w; video
Footage shot of the excavation of the main mound of the Craig
Burial Mound site by a Works Progress Administration crew.
Documented is the excavation of many human skeletons and shards
of painted pottery.
Creator: L.C. Northrup, surgeon

NA-85.10.1: [Wheeler Footage of the Blackfeet, 1939]
1939; 400 ft (11 min) silent color; video
Footage shot of elderly Blackfoot using sign language in Glacier
National Park, Montana.
Creator: Mrs. John L. Wheeler

NA-86.1.4: [The Initiation Into the Kalachakra Tantra by His
Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet Video Project, 1981]
1981; 18 hrs sound color
Full video record is a detailed documentation of every step in
the first Kalachakra in the United States including the
preparation and the initiation as conferred by the Dalai Lama in
Deer Park, Wisconsin, July 1981. A series of archival research
videotapes providing a detailed explanation of the complex
preparations and rituals of the Kalachakra was created from this
project. See also [Kalachakra: Initiation and Transmission of
Tibetan Buddhism to United States, 1981]
Creator: Edward Bastian, Buddhist scholar

NA-86.5.1: TIP TOP OF THE EARTH: ARCTIC ALASKAN ESKIMO
EDUCATIONAL SERIES
1916-1918; 2,827 ft (2 hrs 21 min) silent b&w; film/video;
supplementary materials: 1
Edited film shot of an expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska
financed by John Wanamaker in association with the University of
Pennsylvania Museum. The film, later toured in a film-lecture
series by Van Valin, is known under the main title TIP TOP OF THE
EARTH: Alaskan Eskimo Educational Series. Series includes the
titles: SCENES AT NOME, ALASKA; ESKIMO SPORTS; SCENES AT POINT
BARROW, ALASKA; ESKIMO REINDEER INDUSTRY; ESKIMO SEAL HUNTING;
ESKIMO WHALING [Parts I and II]; and MIDNIGHT SUN SCENES. This
earliest known footage of Inupiat Eskimo life at Point Barrow
includes documentation of traditional Eskimo subsistence
activities around the pursuits of whaling, reindeer herding, and
seal hunting. Also documented are various Eskimo recreational
activities in Nome and at Point Barrow including drumming,
dancing, and the tossing games of nelakatuk that accompany
communal festivities after spring whaling.
Creator: William Van Valin, teacher

NA-86.7.1: [Lawson Field Excavation, Georgia, 1938]
1938; 483 ft silent color
Footage documenting the excavation of a late prehistoric site by
archeologist Gordon R. Willey at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Creator: Gordon R. Willey, anthropologist

NA-86.7.2: [Auburn (AL) Television Interview with Harold Huscher,
SI River Basin Surveys, c. 1959]
c. 1959; 835 ft (23 min) sound b&w; video
Television broadcast of an interview between John Dunlop,
interviewer, and Harold Huscher, an archeologist with the
Chattahoochie River Valley salvage archeology project. Dr.
Huscher illustrates the procedures involved in the project,
including identification of literature used for background
research, drawing of reference maps and classification of sites,
and completion of the survey. Artifacts from the archaic through
the historic periods are exhibited and discussed.

NA-86.8.1: [Mound State Monument Museum Construction, c. 1939]
c. 1939; 100 ft (5 min) silent b&w; video
Footage showing construction of the Mound State Monument Museum
at Moundville State Park, Alabama.

NA-86.8.2: TEMPLES AND PEACE*
1935-1936; 650 ft (17 min) sound b&w; video
Edited film produced by the National Park Service about the
prehistoric Temple Mound Builders focuses on the site of the
newly established Mound State Park in Moundsville, Alabama which
encompasses a total of 34 mound sites. Film includes
reconstructions of the house types and pottery used by mound
builders, burial excavations, and discussion of ceremonial
objects and symbolism of the mound builders. Archeological
methods are also illustrated.

NA-86.8.3: SHELL MOUNDS IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY*
1945; 800 ft (23 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film sponsored by the National Research Council,
University of Alabama, Works Progress Administration and the
Tennessee Valley Authority. Film documents archeological digging
methods at the Pickwick Landing, Tennessee shell mound site and
pre-TVA exploration of towns and sites along the Tennessee River
prior to damming of the valley. Also included are burial
excavations, explanations of archeological techniques, and
examination of artifacts and human skeletal remains at the
Alabama Museum of Natural History.

NA-86.8.4: [DeJarnette Excavation, c. 1960]
c. 1960; 1,200 ft (35 min) silent color; video
Footage showing the archeological excavation at the site of a
proposed roadway through the Moundville State Park, Moundsville,
Alabama. Depicted are stages and methods of archeological
excavation including surveying, staking, and digging of sites.
Removal of a human skeleton, washing of artifacts in a nearby
stream, and excavation of a cave are also filmed.

NA-86.11.2: WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING
c. 1952; 1,200 ft (46 min) sound b&w; video
Television broadcast produced by WOI-TV, Ames, Iowa. At a general
meeting with representative George Youngbear presiding, members
of the Fox and Kak Indians of the Tama Reservation discuss topics
of concern, including: the threat of the reservation's federally
funded schools becoming state run, the reservation's lack of
arable land, and the need for a recreation center for the
reservation's youth. Fox elders are recorded speaking in
Muskwakan. This broadcast forms part of the University of Chicago
Fox Project Records and Sol Tax Fox Notes in the National
Anthropological Archives.
Creator: Charles Guggenheim

NA-86.11.3: THURLOW LIEURANCE AND AMERICAN INDIAN MUSIC
1978; 30 min sound color; video
Edited video produced by the Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Committee
containing interviews about and performances of Lieurance's
music.

NA-86.11.4: THE CATAWBA INDIANS OF SOUTH CAROLINA
unknown; 400 ft (12 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film documenting settlement and house types, pottery
making (coil technique), and use of the blowgun among the Catawba
Indians of South Carolina.
Creator: Benjamin Kurtz, sculptor

NA-86.11.5: THE CHEROKEE INDIANS OF NORTH CAROLINA
unknown; 350 ft (10 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film documenting settlement and house types of the
Cherokee in the Big Smoky Mountains. Inventory of cultural
activities includes basket making, a basket-and-dice game,
demonstration of the blowgun, use of mortar-and-pestle to prepare
grain, mask carving, and the dancing of various masks including
the buffalo, warrior (rattlesnake), and booger masks.
Creator: Benjamin Kurtz, sculptor

NA-86.11.9: [Seminole Indians, c. 1950]
c. 1950; 5,300 ft (3 hrs) silent color; video
Footage records the Seminole Indians on the Big Cyprus
Reservation in Florida. The film forms part of the Ethel Cutler
Freeman Papers in the National Anthropological Archives.
Creator: Ethel Cutler Freeman, Smithsonian research associate
(1886-1972)

NA-86.11.10: [Maria Martinez Family Pottery Demonstration, 1978]
1978; 67 min sound color; video
Full video record shot for Office of Museum Programs, Smithsonian
Institution, documenting a demonstration of San Ildefonso
blackware pottery making techniques at the Renwick Gallery of
Art, Washington, D.C.
Creator: Peter Erikson, Smithsonian cameraman

NA-86.12.1: Excavations on Kodiak Island, 1934
1934; 300 ft (9 min) silent b&w; film/video
Footage shot of an archeological expedition led by archeologist
Ales Hrdlicka on Kodiak Island, Alaska. This footage forms part
of the Ales Hrdlicka Papers in the National Anthropological
Archives.

NA-86.12.2: [Frank Roberts' Footage of Shiloh National Military
Park, Tennessee, c. 1933-1934]
c. 1933-1934; 357 ft silent b&w; film
Footage shot of an archeological excavation at Shiloh National
Military Park, Tennessee. Documented are excavation techniques
and monuments erected in memory of the battle. This footage forms
part of the Frank Harold Hanna Roberts, Jr. Papers in the
National Anthropological Archives.
Creator: Frank H.H. Roberts, anthropologist (1897-1966)

NA-86.12.3: [Frank Roberts' Footage of Allantown, Arizona, 1930-
1933]
1930-1933; 600 ft silent b&w; film
Footage documents excavations of Basketmaker III and Pueblo I and
II ruins in Zuni territory and of the Zuni Pueblo. Included are
shots of basketmaking pit, excavation of pottery, and activities
around excavation site. This footage forms part of the Frank
Harold Hanna Roberts, Jr. Papers in the National Anthropological
Archives.
Creator: Frank H.H. Roberts, anthropologist (1897-1966)

NA-86.13.20: [Dalai Lama's Visit to the Smithsonian Institution,
1979]
1979; 238 ft (8 min) sound color; video
Footage shot for the National Anthropological Film Center,
Smithsonian Institution, of the Dalai Lama's visit to the Freer
Gallery of Art. The Dalai Lama is shown being received outside
the Freer by secretary of the Smithsonian, S. Dillon Ripley;
director of the Freer Gallery, Thomas Lawton; and director of the
National Anthropological Film Center, E. Richard Sorenson. The
Dalai Lama is then shown touring the Freer, particularly
galleries displaying Tibetan pieces.
Creator: Ragpa Dorjee, NAFC cameraman (Tibetan) (1956- )
Creator: E. Richard Sorenson, NAFC director (1929- )

NA-87.3.1: [Navajo Film Project, 1982-1986]
1982-1986; 40,000 ft sound color; supplementary materials: 3
Full film record from which A WEAVE OF TIME: The Story of a
Navajo Family, 1938-1986 was produced. The film is based on
anthropologist John Adair's 1938 work among the Navajo and
explores Navajo life and culture through four generations of a
Navajo family.
Creator: Susan Fanshel, filmmaker
Creator: John Adair, anthropologist

NA-87.5.1: [Excavations at Broken Flute Cave, Arizona and La
Plata District, New Mexico, c. 1930s]
c. 1930s; 800 ft (16 min) silent b&w; film/video
Footage documenting archeological excavations conducted by
archeologist Earl H. Morris of Anasazi sites. Documented are
excavation techniques, contours of site, and excavation of Pueblo
III black-on-white pottery and corrugated vessels.

NA-87.5.2: [Excavations at Canyon Del Muerto, Arizona and Durango
Caves, Durango, Colorado, c. 1939]
c. 1939; 100 ft (3 min) silent b&w; video
Footage documenting archeological excavations of Anasazi sites
conducted by archeologist Earl H. Morris. Included is footage of
rock engravings and architecture.

NA-87.6.1: [National Congress of American Indians 2nd - 6th
General Assembly, 1978]
1978; 18 hrs sound color
Full video record of the General Assemblies of the 35th Annual
Meeting of the National Congress of American Indians in Rapid
City, South Dakota. This video forms part of the records of the
National Congress of the American Indians in the National
Anthropological Archives.

NA-87.6.2: [National Indian Policy Conference, June 5-7, 1974]
1974; 5 hrs sound color
Full video record of the 1974 National Indian Policy Conference.
This video forms part of the records of the National Congress of
the American Indians in the National Anthropological Archives.

NA-87.6.3: AMENDING P.L. 83-280: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIAN SELF-
DETERMINATION*
1975; 1 hr sound b&w; video
Edited video presented by the National Congress of the American
Indians, American Indian Law Center, and Native American Rights
Fund. Tape is a discussion of the possible ramifications of the
amendment and action that should be taken. This video forms part
of the records of the National Congress of the American Indians
in the National Anthropological Archives.

NA-87.6.4: INDIAN OWNERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS RIVER*
c. 1971; 20 min sound color; video
Television broadcast produced by KTUL-TV, Tulsa, Oklahoma,
presents the history of Indian treaties which led up to the
Supreme Court decision of April 20, 1970 stating that 96 miles of
the Arkansas River belonged to the Cherokee, Choctaw, and
Chicasaw Indian tribes. This video forms part of the records of
the National Congress of the American Indians in the National
Anthropological Archives.

NA-87.9.6: [Laura Boulton Film Collection: New Mexico, 1941]
1941; 720 ft (20 min) silent color; video; supplementary
materials: 1
Footage of American Indian tribal dances and ceremonies performed
at the Gallup Ceremonials in Gallup, New Mexico. Featured are
traditional and contemporary instruments being played to
accompany various ceremonial dances. Laura Boulton is seen doing
sound recordings and interacting with members of tribal groups.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.9.12: NEW SCOTLAND
1943; 375 ft (11 min) sound color; video; supplementary
materials: 1
Edited film produced for the National Film Board of Canada. Film
describes the lives of the people of Nova Scotia focussing on the
strong Scottish influences in their music and choice of
instruments. Film also includes scenes of urban life,
shipbuilding, rugmaking, and panoramic scenic shots.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.9.13: UKRAINIAN DANCE
1943; 606 ft (17 min) sound color; video
Edited film produced for the National Film Board of Canada
depicts Ukrainian dances performed by immigrants living in
Manitoba, Canada. Featured are panoramic shots of countryside and
seashore; Ukrainian costumes, music, and dances; and central
European and Byzantine architecture.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.9.14: UKRAINIAN WINTER HOLIDAYS
1942; 759 ft (21 min) sound color; video
Edited film, on which Boulton was associate and musical director,
was produced for the National Film Board of Canada. Film shows
Ukrainian Canadians celebrating Christmas in accordance to
Ukrainian customs. Featured are ceremonial Christmas feast,
nativity scene, cross of ice honoring Jordan Day, Greek orthodox
icons, excerpts of a religious service, and Ukrainian dances and
music.

NA-87.9.15: POLISH DANCE
1943; 320 ft (9 min) silent color; video
Edited film produced for the National Film Board of Canada
depicting Polish dance and music and costumes preserved by Polish
Canadians living in Manitoba.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.9.17: TOTEMS: INDIANS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
c. 1943; 557 ft (16 min) silent color; video
Edited film produced for the National Film Board of Canada which
discusses the beliefs and myths associated with Haida and
Tsimshian totem poles. Film describes the social significance
(rank and prestige) of these family crests acquired through
inheritance, trade, and conquest among the Northwest Coast
Indians. Featured are the myth of the raven totem on Queen
Charlotte Island, British Columbia; mortuary posts; and ancestral
villages.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.9.18: PEOPLE OF THE POTLATCH
c. 1942; 745 ft (20 min) sound color; video
Edited film produced for the National Film Board of Canada. Shot
in British Columbia among the Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the
film depicts the life and customs of Northwest coast American
Indians. Scenes include traditional Northwest coast villages,
preparations for potlatch, fishing for salmon with nets and
basket traps, digging razorback clams, trading, foodways, and
Christian congregations and secular celebration. Also included is
an elderly chief dressed in a bear claw kilt, ermine skin
headdress and mask, and dancing and singing.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.9.19: ESKIMO ARTS AND CRAFTS
1943; 757 ft (21 min) sound color; video
Edited film produced for the National Film Board of Canada
depicting the arts and crafts of eastern Canadian Eskimos.
Featured are scenic shots of shoreline, kayak building, leather
scraping, boot making, ivory carving, net making, finger weaving,
instrument making, and music, dance, and costume. Robert Flaherty
is credited as consultant.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.9.20: HABITANT ARTS AND CRAFTS
1943; 660 ft (18 min) sound color; video
Edited film produced for the National Film Board of Canada
depicts life of French Canadians living in Quebec. Featured are
shipbuilding, music, weaving, and flax growing.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.9.21: LAND OF QUEBEC
1942; 662 ft (19 min) sound color; video
Edited film produced for the National Film Board of Canada
documents French Canadian life in the province of Quebec. Film
features scenic shots of countryside, logging, fishing, ship
building, and French folksongs.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.9.22: LAND OF QUEBEC
1941; 929 ft (26 min) silent color; video
Edited film produced for the National Film Board of Canada
showing French Canadian life in the province of Quebec. Film
features scenic shots of countryside, logging, fishing, ship
building, and French folksongs. (Film is French language
version.)
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.9.25: ESKIMO SUMMER
1943; 1,978 ft (55 min) sound color; video
Edited film produced for the National Film Board of Canada
depicting daily life among the eastern Canadian Arctic Eskimos
during the summer months. Featured are kayak building, fishing,
leather tooling, demonstration of the use of the ulu knife, dam
building, hunting, and musical instruments. Robert Flaherty is
credited as consultant.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

NA-87.12.1: [Cheyenne Indian Sundance, c. 1937]
c. 1937; 250 ft (11 min) silent color; video
Footage of a northern Cheyenne Sundance probably filmed between
the mid- to late 1930s in LameDeer, Montana. Documentation
includes encampment and tarp-covered sundance lodge, both
exterior and interior shots; male participants taking coals from
the lodge fire; dancers with eagle bone whistles; shots of Indian
and white spectators; scenes of fancy dance with male dancers in
eagle feathered bustles and headdresses; and miscellaneous shots
of Indians harvesting root crops and children at play.

NA-87.16.1: IN SEARCH OF LOST WORLDS (outtakes)
1971; 70,000 ft sound color; supplementary materials: 1,3
Outtakes from an M-G-M documentary explore the efforts of
scientists to discover the identity and life-style of the
earliest American inhabitants. Sites featured are Chaco Canyon
(Pueblo Bonito) in New Mexico; Machu Picchu in Peru; Mayan ruins
of the Yucatan Pennisula, Mexico; Tehuacan Valley, Mexico; and
the earth mounds of central and eastern United States. Footage
also explores the discovery of the Olmec civilization by
Smithsonian Institution anthropologist, Matthew Stirling (one
time director of the Bureau of American Ethnology).
Creator: Nicolas Noxon, documentary film producer
Creator: Irwin Rosten, documentary film producer

NA-87.16.3: CHILDHOOD, THE ENCHANTED YEARS (outtakes)
1970; 70,000 ft sound color; supplementary materials: 1,5,6
Outtakes from an M-G-M documentary which explores the then
relatively new field of child development. Research depicted is
from work being conducted at Harvard and University of California
at Berkeley. Researchers interviewed are Jerome Kagan, Jerome
Bruner, Burton White, Wanda Bronson, and T. Berry Brazelton.
Creator: Nicolas Noxon, documentary film producer
Creator: Irwin Rosten, documentary film producer

NA-87.17.1: [Creek Indians Come Back to Georgia, c. 1952]
c. 1952; 435 ft (11 min) sound/silent b&w/color; video
Footage recording a parade of, outdoor performance by, and staged
presentation by a group of Creek Indians in Macon, Georgia.

NA-87.17.2: [Blue Eagle Funeral, 1959]
1959; 90 ft (4 min) silent b&w; video
Television broadcast of the funeral of Blue Eagle, a well-known
Creek/Pawnee artist. This film forms part of the Acee Blue Eagle
Collection in the National Anthropological Archives.

NA-87.17.3: [Children's Games, c. 1930]
c. 1930; 79 ft (4 min) silent b&w; video
Footage of western children playing various outdoor games on a
lawn.

NA-87.17.4: [Northwest Coast Indian Dance, c. 1930]
c. 1930; 345 ft (15 min) silent b&w; video
Incomplete edited film shot by Boas on his last field trip to the
Northwest Coast. Documented are various Kwakiutl dances which
were staged for the camera at the site of Fort Ruppert,
Vancouver, British Columbia. Dances demonstrated by women include
the Summer, Salmon, Paddle, Bird, and Woman's War dances. Men
demonstrate the Cannibal dance. The Salmon dance is demonstrated
by Agnes Hunt, the daughter of Boas's principal informant. Dances
were performed outdoors, in some cases before emblematic Kwakiutl
house fronts.
Creator: Franz Boas, anthropologist (1858-1942)

NA-88.1.1: [W. Raymond Wood's Footage of the 1952 Smithsonian
Institution River Basin Surveys, Fort Pierre, South Dakota]
1952; 90 ft silent color; film
Footage taken by Wood when he was a member of the Smithsonian
Institution River Basin Surveys field party directed by Franklin
Fenenga. Footage includes excavation work at the Indian Creek,
the Buffalo Pasture, and the Thomas Riggs sites.
Creator: W. Raymond Wood, anthropologist (1931- )

NA-88.7.1: [Bison Round-up and Oglala Sioux Encampment, 1937]
1937; 288 ft (17 min) silent color; video
Footage shot of Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota during the
thirties. Footage records a bison round-up which was organized by
park personnel for the Oglala Sioux. Also filmed are scenes of
the Oglala Sioux encampment on park lands and butchering of
bison.
Creator: Edward Dixon Freeland, superintendent of Wind Cave
National Park (1901- )

NA-88.10.1: [Black Hills Rodeo, South Dakota, 1938 and Dog Feast,
1942]
1938 and 1942; 366 ft (16 min) silent color; video
Footage taken at a July 4th rodeo in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
Parade shots at the rodeo include Ben Black Elk in buckskins and
war bonnet and truncated versions of the war and kettle dance as
well as a fancy dancer. Footage also includes a Sioux Indian Dog
feast held by Chief Roan Bear at the Cheyenne River Agency, South
Dakota, showing preparation of a shunka (dog) accompanied by
cooking of buffalo meat, tipsina (Indian turnip), radishes, and
other vegetables.
Creator: Monroe P. Killy, Kodak laboratory manager

NA-88.16.1: Bayou Songsters
1916; 136 ft silent b&w; film
Edited film, produced by Bray Studios for Paramount, shows midget
tree toads in the bayou and Georgia pine tree toads and describes
their mating calls and habitat.
Creator: R.L. Ditmas, curator New York Zoological Park

NA-88.16.3: YE OLD TIME COON HUNT
1917; 86 ft silent b&w; film
Edited film produced by "Field and Stream" Magazine for Bray
Studios, Paramount. Film depicts a "coon" hunt showing men and
dogs leaving a plantation house to tree a racoon. Also depicted
is the role of Blacks in a coon hunt followed by communal dancing
and celebration by Black men. This documents a dance style known
as "shaking the dogs" accompanied by a percussion technique using
wooden stakes.
Creator: E.F. Warner, producer

NA-88.22.1: [NMNH, Department of Anthropology Processing Lab's
Move of Dugout Canoes, 1974]
1974; 409 ft (12 min) sound color; video
Footage shot of a National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
Institution, crew moving dugout canoes with forklift, dollies,
and manpower to a new storage location within the museum.

NA-89.6.1: [Omaha Macy Pow-wow, 1988]
1988; 15 hrs sound color; video
Full video record of the 1988 Omaha Macy Pow-wow shot by the
Nebraska Educational Television Network in cooperation with the
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. Footage explores the meaning of Pow-
wowing to the contemporary Omaha. The edited television program,
DANCING TO GIVE THANKS, was produced from this project.

NA-89.6.2: DANCING TO GIVE THANKS*
1988; 29 min sound color; video
Television broadcast produced for Nebraska Educational Television
documents an Omaha Pow-Wow on the Omaha Reservation in
northeastern Nebraska. This Pow-Wow is a four day celebration
called the Festival of Joy. The film contains interviews with
several Omaha participants and an anthropologist. The narration
includes meaning of the celebration; symbolism of dance ground,
dances, dress, dance objects, and songs; history of the Omaha
tribe; the role of the Helluska Society, guardians of tribal
custom and lore; passing of traditions to younger generations;
and fancy dance. Images include setting up the dance grounds,
preparations, traditional men's and women's dance, fancy dance,
drummers, dress, setting up teepee according to Omaha traditions,
and a giveaway.
Creator: Michael Farrell, television producer

NA-89.13.1: [Thompson Indian Dances and Songs, British Columbia,
Canada, 1981]
1981; 1 hr sound b&w
Full video record recorded for the Smithsonian's Urgent
Anthropology program of Hilda Austin and Annie York demonstrating
various Thompson Indian dances performed to traditional or
personally composed songs. This video forms part of the Urgent
Anthropology's Program Records in the National Anthropolgical
Archives.
Creator: Wendy Wickwire
Creator: Anna Mouat

NA-89.15.1: POWERHOUSE FOR GOD*
1988; 58 min sound color; video
Edited film documents the religious performance genres of and
life in an Appalachian Baptist church. The film focuses on
Brother John Sherfy, a prominent Baptist preacher, and utilizes a
combination of life history, conversation, and sermonizing to
explore the nature of this Appalachian folk religion and its
significance for individual families and the community.
Creator: Barry Dornfeld, anthropologist
Creator: Tom Rankin, photographer
Creator: Jeff Todd Titon, ethnomusicologist

NA-89.15.2: POWERHOUSE FOR GOD (outtakes)
1988; 50,000 ft sound color
Outtakes of a film which documents the religious performance
genres of and life in an Appalachian Baptist church. Focusing on
Brother John Sherfy, the footage explores the nature of this
Appalachian folk religion and its significance for individual
families and the community.
Creator: Barry Dornfeld, anthropologist
Creator: Tom Rankin, photographer
Creator: Jeff Todd Titon, ethnomusicologist

NA-89.20.1: [Charles Boys' Footage of Florida, Cuba, and Central
America, c. 1946]
c. 1946; 1,236 ft (36 min) silent color/b&w; video
Footage taken during travels in Florida, Cuba, Yucatan Peninsula
(Mexico), and Nicaragua. Florida footage includes migrant workers
planting and harvesting at Palmer Farms, elephant act at the
Barnum and Bailey Circus headquarters, Marine Studios, Seminole
Indians posing with tourists, and Florida swamp style air boats
and dugout canoes. Cuban footage includes harbor scenes, Havana
street scenes, rural scenes of countryside and village including
dwellings and inhabitants, sponge fishing, and mangrove swamps.
Central American footage includes peasant dwellings;
archeological sites including Chichen Itza; market scenes;
Managua, Nicaragua street scenes and architecture including a
cathedral; and bullfight.
Creator: Charles Boys, medical doctor

NA-89.20.3: [Charles Boys' Footage of the Black Feet at Glacier
Park Hotel, 1929]
1929; 100 ft (4 min) silent b&w; video
Footage shot of the Black Feet who were hired each summer by
businessman James J. Hill to set up camp on the grounds of
Glacier Park Hotel to provide entertainment for guests. Included
are shots of hotel lobby, the Blackfoot encampment, performance
on the veranda, and Chief Two Guns White Calf.
Creator: Charles Boys, medical doctor

NA-89.22.15: EARLY MAN IN NORTH AMERICA*
1972; 770 ft sound color; film
Edited film from the series, "Origins of Man," documents the work
of archeologists as they race against urban developers to learn
more about the early inhabitants of North America.

NA-89.22.16: THE CAJUNS*
1978; 1,006 ft sound color; film
Edited film from the series, "The Nature of Things," deals with
the story of Louisiana's "Cajuns." Film includes a brief history
but concentrates on the contemporary Cajun population, their
acceptance by non-Cajuns, their success in the business world,
and the decline of their language and traditions.

NA-89.22.19: ITALIAN AMERICANS*
1974; 1,033 ft sound color; film
Edited film captures Hollywood film director Scorsese's New York
City lower east side Italian American immigrant parents as they
argue and reminisce about their family and themselves.
Creator: Martin Scorsese, film director (1942- )

NA-89.22.27: AN ENDANGERED SPECIES*
1979; 3,245 ft sound color; film
Edited film is a series of short vignettes concerning the loss of
traditional family structure in the United States. Film
investigates gay parents, singles adopting children, and
difficulties of divorce.

NA-89.22.30: JEWISH AMERICA*
1969; 937 ft sound b&w; film
Edited film uses contemporary and archival stills with a Jewish
American narrator to tell of the early days as an immigrant in
New York City.
Creator: Ben Maddox, film producer

NA-89.22.32: NANOOK OF THE NORTH*
1922; 2,500 ft silent b&w; film; supplementary materials: 1
Edited film is the classic Robert Flaherty documentary. This
version is a restoration by David Shepard sponsored by
International Film Seminars in the mid seventies.
Creator: Robert Flaherty, documentary filmmaker (1884-1951)

NA-90.3.2: [E.C. Higbee's Bermuda, 1926]
1926; 235 ft (30 min) silent b&w; video
Footage taken during travel to Bermuda includes departure from a
New York City pier and arrival in Bermuda, harbor and coastal
scenes, horse racing at a race track, golf course, scenes of
countryside and village, church ruins, sailing, and departure
from Bermuda.
Creator: Edwin Converse Higbee (1897-1977)

NA-90.7.1: NO COMA IN ACOMA
1919; 686 ft silent b&w; film
Edited film is a Chester Outing Picture made in cooperation with
"Outing, the Great Outdoor Magazine." Film follows an
"expedition" to Acoma and includes scenes of dwellings and
inhabitants in Acoma and Acomita, potter at work, and children in
the Acomita school.

NA-90.7.2: RAINBOW
c. 1926; 699 ft silent b&w; film
Edited film is a Castle Novelty. Film is centered around an
"Indian detour"--tours of Indian Pueblos organized by Fred
Harvey, owner of the Santa Fe Railroad concession--guided by
Rainbow, a Taos Indian. Footage includes pueblo ruins of Puye,
the Rio Grande Valley, Taos Pueblo, Pueblo and Navajo Indians,
Pueblo dances on Santa Fe plaza, buffalo dance, and tewa koshares
(clowns).

NA-90.9.1: [Smithsonian Institution War Gods Repatriation]*
1990; 30 min sound color; video
Video recording of former Secretary of the Smithsonian
Institution, Robert Adams, returning Zuni War Gods to the Zuni
tribe. Ceremony was held at the School of the American Research
in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Also recorded is the inauguration of the
Governor of Zuni and Tribal Council in the plaza.

NA-90.12.1: BRINGING THE PAST ALIVE*
1989; 2 hrs sound color; video
Television broadcast produced by the Geology and Anthropology
Department, Louisiana State University, in association with
Louisiana Public Broadcasting is a video oral history of
archeologists George Quimby and Bill Haag shot at Louisiana State
University. The general area of discussion centers on the history
of Works Progress Administration archeology in southeastern
United States. Dr. Ed Lyon, from the Army Corps of Engineers, New
Orleans, begins the discussion with an historical overview.
Specific topics and people discussed include: Marksville,
Lousiana; Wheeler and Pickwick Basin; how each became involved in
archeology and, specifically, WPA archeology; regional and
horizontal chronological charts based on stratification; Dr.
Hinsdale; WPA crews; C.B. Moore; WPA quarterly reports; work
performed in the laboratory Quimby headed; the Kentucky
laboratory; Major Webb; James Ford; Stew Nitesel; field forms;
Southeastern Archeological Conference; and the ceramic
repository.
Creator: Ann F. Ramenofsky

NA-90.16.1: INDIAN RHYTHM
c. 1939; 400 ft (10 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film was commissioned by the State of New Mexico to foster
tourism. Film is an "impressionistic view" of life in Taos
Pueblo. Included are activities such as baking bread and
winnowing, construction of pueblo buildings, and ceremonial
activities including dances.
Creator: Ernest Knee, photographer (1907-1982)

NA-90.16.2: INDIAN RHYTHM (outtakes)
c. 1938; 936 ft (24 min) silent b&w; video
Outtakes from the edited film, INDIAN RHYTHM, which was
commissioned by the State of New Mexico. Footage was shot at Taos
Pueblo and includes activities such as baking bread and
winnowing, construction of pueblo buildings, and ceremonial
activities including dances.
Creator: Ernest Knee, photographer (1907-1982)

NA-90.16.4: [Zozobra Celebration, Santa Fe, New Mexico, c. 1938]
c. 1938; 144 ft (5 min) silent b&w; video
Footage shot of the opening celebration, Zozobra, a Santa Fe, New
Mexico, fiesta. Featured are a parade through the plaza led by
caricatures of Hitler, Mussolini, and Churchill and burning of
the zozobra effigy. Also filmed are American Indians selling
pottery and other items under the portals of the Governor's
Palace on the plaza.
Creator: Ernest Knee, photographer (1907-1982)

NA-90.16.5: [Ranch Scenes, New Mexico, c. 1938]
c. 1938; 98 ft silent b&w; video
Footage shot of ranching activities in New Mexico. Shots include
herding goats and sheep on foot and pitching hay.
Creator: Ernest Knee, photographer (1907-1982)

NA-90.16.13: [Navajo Fair at Window Rock, c. 1938]
c. 1938; 314 ft (12 min) silent b&w; video
Footage shot of the Navajo Fair at Window Rock, Arizona. Scenes
document a parade, rodeo activities including riding steers and
horses, horse races, and encampment with cars and wagons.
Creator: Ernest Knee, photographer (1907-1982)

NA-90.17.1: [John Kilepak's Visit to Carmel, California,
September 1969]
1969; 612 ft silent color
Footage shot of John Kilepak's visit to Barbara and Fred Roll's
home in Carmel, California. John Kilepak, Margaret Mead's primary
informant in Pere Village, Papua New Guinea, is shown visiting a
university campus and displaying Papua New Guinea statuary art at
the Roll's home.
Creator: Lenora Foerstel

NA-91.4.1: PRIMITIVE AMERICA
1934; 328 ft sound b&w
Edited film distributed by Ideal What-Nots depicts life in the
Smoky Mountains of southeastern Tennessee. Scenes include
inhabitants collecting honey, shearing sheep, spinning wool,
weaving cloth, cooking corn pone, making candles, and molding
pewter spoons.
Creator: Menell Milton

NA-91.9.1: SUPAI* THE HOME OF THE HAVASUPAI INDIANS
1953; 831 ft sound color; video; supplementary materials: 1
Edited film depicting a summer day in the life of a Havasupai
family (Dan and Mabel Hanna) on the Havasupai Reservation in
northern Arizona. Footage includes: scenic shots of Cataract
Canyon including Navajo, Havasu, and Moony falls on Cataract
(Havasu) Creek; subsistence practices including irrigation of and
working in the fields, feeding horses, drying fruit, hauling
drinking water, gathering firewood, and cooking of daily meals;
men gathering at tribal owned store; Episcopal Chapel on
reservation; bathing, washing clothes, and playing in the creek;
kids playing; women gathering for card games; men preparing sweat
bath; and preparing bedding for sleep. Emerick's narration
discusses activities filmed such as Cataract Creek as the source
for water, socializing at the store for men and at card games for
women, difficulty of finding firewood, variety of crops, and
importance of horses. He adds occasional observations on former
practices.
Creator: Richard Emerick, anthropologist (1926- )

NA-91.9.2: THE ESKIMO
1954; 1,222 ft (35 min) silent color; video
Edited film about Iglulingmiut hunters shot on the island of
Igloolik, northeast Melville Peninsula, Northwest Territories,
Canada. Shot between May and October 1954, the film was sponsored
by the Danish National Museum and the University Museum,
Philadelphia. Footage documents Iglulingmiut fishing and hunting
in spring ice with focus on hunters killing and slaughtering
seals, walrus, and polar bear and burying a cache of meat for
later access during winter. Film also includes footage of some
domestic activities in summer camp and archeological work.
Creator: Richard Emerick, anthropologist (1926- )

NA-91.10.1: [Northeast Archeology Project, 1979-1990]
1979-1990; 100,000 ft sound color
Outtakes of a film project exploring comparative maritime
adaptations especially between Scandanavia and northeastern North
America and aspects of the circumpolar culture theory in northern
anthropology with focus on the Smithsonian's maritime Archaic
archeology project conducted 1970-1980. Footage includes
interviews with Graham Clark, William Fitzhugh, Erika Hellskog,
Alice Kehoe, Eric Brink Petersen, Paul Simonsen, James Tuck, and
Steve Williams. Locations filmed include the coast of Maine;
Denmark; Norway; Varanger Fjord, Norway; and Labrador,
Newfoundland, Canada. Also included are: artifacts in the Tromso
Museum; standing stones, petroglyphs, and cairns at Bohustlan,
Sweden; Bronze age village site on St. Mary, Scilly Isles,
England; merry maiden stone circle in Cornwall, England; Carnac,
France; Port au Choix artifacts in Newfoundland Museum; artifacts
in Port au Choix Museum; and excavations at Nulliak Cove,
Labrador. Edited film, RED PAINT PEOPLE, was produced from this
footage.
Creator: Ted Timreck, filmmaker (1947- )

NA-91.14.1: [William Wrather's Footage of the Gallup Ceremonial,
c. 1926-1932]
c. 1926-1932; 965 ft (35 min) silent b&w/color; video
Footage shot of the annual ceremonial held in Gallup, New Mexico.
Included are shots of Navajo, Pueblo, Apache, and Tewa parading
through Gallup and around the fairgrounds on foot, on horseback
and in wagons; American Indian band; dance performances at the
fairgrounds including the Pueblo Eagle dance, Hopi Buffalo dance,
Hopis performing the "Apache dance," an Evening Circle dance, and
masked clowns; and rodeo activities such as foot and horse races,
tug-o-war, and bow and arrow contests. Also included are shots of
a Navajo encampment and herding goats, canyons, Mesa Verde, and
Acoma.
Creator: William Wrather, geologist (1883-1963)

NA-91.14.2: [William Wrather's Footage of Arizona, c. 1941]
c. 1941; 100 ft (4 min) color silent; video
Footage shot in Arizona of ranch life, Window Rock, Canyon de
Chelly, and Navajo hogans and sheep herding.
Creator: William Wrather, geologist (1883-1963)

NA-91.14.3: [William Wrather's Footage of Puye and Santa Clara
Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1928]
c. 1928; 196 ft (8 min) b&w silent; video
Footage shot in New Mexico includes walking among Puye ruins, a
picnic, horseback riding, and Santa Clara Pueblo.
Creator: William Wrather, geologist (1883-1963)

NA-91.19.1: [Jospeh Caldwell's Footage of River Basin Survey
Work, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, c. 1948]
c. 1948; 300 ft silent color
Footage shot of archeological work being done for the River Basin
Survey in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. Film forms part of the
Records of the River Basin Surveys, Washington, D. C. Office,
Miscellaneous Photographs and Other Records.
Creator: Joseph Caldwell

NA-91.20.5: TRAILING LEWIS AND CLARK TO OREGON
1963; 2,845 ft silent color; film; supplementary materials: 1,2,3
Edited film documents travel in the United States. Locales shown
include: Saint Louis, Kansas City, Independence, and the Truman
Library in Missouri; Offutt Air Force Base; Omaha, Nebraska;
Council Bluffs and Sioux City, Iowa; Spirit Mound and the Great
Plains of South Dakota; Bismarck, North Dakota; restored Mandan
Indian village; Fort Abraham Lincoln; valley of the Yellowstone
in Wyoming; Great Falls, Montana; Missoula and Berkeley pit and
smelter at Anaconda, Montana; Bitterroot Mountains; Columbia
River; Mt. Hood; Weyerhaeuser Company tree farms and mills;
Crater Lake; Pacific Coast at Cannon Beach; and Seattle's
monorail and Space Needle.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

NA-91.20.16: CHARM OF THE SOUTH
1955; 2,890 ft silent color; supplementary materials: 1,3
Edited film documents travel through the American south. Locales
shown are Washington, D.C. at cherry blossom time; Williamsburg,
Virginia; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; Great Smoky Mountains;
South Carolina (a new textile mill, coastal resorts, and
Charleston); Georgia (Sea Island and Suwannee River); Natchez,
Mississippi; New Orleans, Louisiana, by way of a stern wheeler
down the Mississippi River; and the Blue Grass area of Kentucky.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

NA-91.20.18: THE GOLDEN WEST
1957; 3,134 ft silent color; supplementary materials: 1,3
Edited film documenting travel through the American West. Scenes
include: the Badlands of South Dakota; the Black Hills; Cody,
Wyoming; Yellowstone National Park; wildlife; Mammoth Hot
Springs; Old Faithful; the Grand Tetons; Cheyenne Frontier Days;
Custer Battlefield; Virginia City; Glacier National Park;
Blackfoot Indians; Waterton Lake; Grinnell Glacier; and Sun
Valley.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

NA-91.20.19: THE GREAT SOUTHWEST
1946; 3,290 ft (92 min) silent color/b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 1
Edited film documents travel through the American West and
Southwest. Film shows scenes of Las Vegas; Boulder, Colorado;
Petrified Forest; Painted Desert; Kingman; and Grand Canyon
including trail ride to the bottom of the Canyon.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

NA-91.20.22: THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
1947; 2,768 ft silent color; supplementary materials: 1
Edited film documents travel through the Rocky Mountains in
Canada. Locales include: Banff, Bow River Falls, Mt. Rundle and
the Vermillion Lakes, beaver on Echo River, Twin Falls, Emerald
Lake, Lake Louise, Mirror Lake, Mt. Victoria, Valley of the Ten
Peaks, Calgary, Columbia Ice Field, Athabasca Galcier, Sunwapta
Falls, Mt. Edith Cavell, Lake Maligne, and Medicine Lake. Footage
also includes American Indians.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

NA-91.21.15: Arctic Expedition
unknown; 864 ft (24 min) silent color; video
Footage shot in the Arctic includes: huskies pulling sled back
and forth across gap in ice, Eskimo displaying carving of man
holding spear, dog's teeth being filed, feeding dogs, travelling
by sled over ice, seal hunting, finishing igloo, walruses on ice
floe, and polar bear.

NA-92.3.1: [Navajo Reservation, 1953]
1953; 1,144 ft sound b&w
Assembled footage intended for television broadcast was shot in
the northwest region of the Navajo reservation near Chilchinbito,
Arizona. Footage documents aspects of early implementation of the
Navajo-Hopi Improvement Act (1950) and its impact on health care,
education, improved roads and communications, and the upgrading
and expansion of local industries. Scenes include a local radio
station, women visiting clinics and dispensaries, work in tribal
industries (including lumber, coal, and uranium mining), and
domestic life in and around hogans. Also included is silver
smithing at the only site where this work was conducted as a
collective tribal effort. Sound records dialogue of the Navajo
tribal council at Window Rock, Arizona, on issues such as
mandated universal education.
Creator: John Beck, television producer

NA-92.5.1: [Grace Stansbury's Footage of Gallup Ceremonial, c.
1939]
c. 1939; 374 ft (14 min) silent color; video
Footage shot of the Gallup Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico and
various archeological sites. Footage of the ceremonial includes a
parade in town including American Indians from Zuni, Hopi, Santa
Clara, and Laguna Pueblos. Various activities shown on the
fairground include dances such as the Apache Mountain Spirit or
Devil Dance, rodeo-style riding of steers and horses, horse
racing, and women's and men's tug-o-war. Other footage includes
the archeological sites of Chaco Canyon, Frijoles Canyon, Puye
(ancestral home of the Santa Clara Pueblo), and American Indians
selling wares to tourists.
Creator: Grace Stansbury, librarian

NA-92.6.1: TRIBE OF THE TURQUOISE WATERS
1953; 406 ft (12 min) b&w sound; video
Edited film is a story of a one day visit by pack train to the
Havasupai tribe living in the Grand Canyon. Film consists of some
footage of the village, irrigation farming, weaving of willow
baskets, making and cooking "squaw" bread, preparation of a sweat
lodge, a harvest festival consisting of rodeo activities, and
cliff dwelling ruins. The film features the natural setting such
as the falls of Havasu Creek and various scenic shots of the
Grand Canyon.

NA-92.7.1: OLD FOSSILS NEW FADS
c. 1955; 225 ft sound b&w
Television broadcast produced by the Jamieson Film Company of
Dallas, Texas for "Texas in Review," a series sponsored by Humble
Oil. Film documents the work of amateur archeologist Robert King
Harris, an engineer with the Texas and Pacific Railroad and
President of the Dallas Archeological Society. Discussed are
carbon dating, the discovery in Lewisville of a 37,000 year old
camp site which demonstrated that man hunted mammoths,
restoration of pottery, and cataloging archeological artifacts by
the "map and plot" method. Shown is an archeological site being
excavated, pottery pieces being matched, pot being reconstructed
using plaster of paris, and cataloging using the map and plot
method. This film forms part of the Robert King Harris Papers in
the National Anthropological Archives.

NA-92.7.2: OLD FOSSILS NEW FADS (outtakes)
c. 1955; 350 ft silent b&w
Outtakes from a Television broadcast produced by the Jamieson
Film Company of Dallas, Texas for "Texas in Review," a series
sponsored by Humble Oil. Footage documents the work of amateur
archeologist Robert King Harris, an engineer with the Texas and
Pacific Railroad and President of the Dallas Archeological
Society. Shown is an archeological site being excavated, pottery
pieces being matched, a pot being reconstructed using plaster of
paris, and cataloging using the "map and plot" method. This film
forms part of the Robert King Harris Papers in the National
Anthropological Archives.

NA-92.8.1: [Scudder Mekeel's Footage of Lakota Sioux Sundance, c.
1930]
c. 1930; 1,360 ft (38 min) silent b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 2
Footage documenting several Lakota Sioux celebrations at
locations on and off the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations.
Included are scenes of a parade through town, wagon races,
encampment, horse riding of various sorts, roasting dog, naming
ceremony, and a Sun Dance ceremony (sans piercing). Footage also
contains scenes of Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Montana.
Creator: Haviland Scudder MeKeel, anthropologist

NA-92.9.1: THE JOLO SERPENT-HANDLERS (outtakes)
c. 1980s; 4,000 ft sound color
Outtakes from the edited film, THE JOLO SERPENT HANDLERS,
documents two serpent-handling services in a rural West Virginia
church and the activities surrounding the services, an all-night
prayer vigil held for the victim of a rattlesnake bite,
interviews with church members, and singing and playing music.
Creator: Karen Kramer, documentary filmmaker

NA-92.9.4: LEGACY OF THE SPIRITS (outtakes)
1985; 14,800 ft sound color
Outtakes from the edited film, LEGACY OF THE SPIRITS, explores
and documents the religion of Vodun in Carribbean communities of
New York City. Footage documents ceremonies, ritual objects, and
ve-ve (sacred drawings) and explores the theology of Vodun, the
meaning of the rituals, the pantheon of spirits, Catholic
influence, and African origins. Priests and priestesses of Vodun
and lay persons are interviewed.
Creator: Karen Kramer, filmmaker

NA-92.9.5: CELEBRATION (outtakes)
c. 1970s; 8,500 ft sound color
Outtakes from the edited film, CELEBRATION, documents Brooklyn's
Caribbean Carnival including calypso music and costumes and
includes historical information and a detailed examination of the
creation of the elaborate costumes worn at Carnival time.
Creator: Karen Kramer, filmmaker

NA-92.9.7: THE LAST OF THE NEW YORK CIGAR ROLLERS (outtakes)
c. 1970s; 1,000 ft sound color
Outtakes from the edited film, THE LAST OF THE NEW YORK CIGAR
ROLLERS, documents the step-by-step process of hand-rolling
cigars--a once important industry in New York City--as
demonstrated and explained by the last three cigar rollers of
this nearly extinct tradition.
Creator: Karen Kramer, filmmaker

NA-92.9.8: RICE AND PEAS (outtakes)
c. 1970s; 900 ft sound color
Outtakes from the edited film, RICE AND PEAS, documents a
Trinidadian woman, living in New York City, giving an audience
her recipe for cooking a traditional West Indian dish of rice and
peas and discussing her reasons for opening a restaurant in New
York City.
Creator: Karen Kramer, filmmaker

NA-92.9.9: CONEY ISLAND MERMAID (outtakes)
c. 1970s; 2,800 ft sound color
Outtakes from the edited film, CONEY ISLAND MERMAID, document a
yearly sea ritual held in Brooklyn which is conducted by a group
of women and men who dress as mermaids and sea figures to
celebrate the onset of summer.
Creator: Karen Kramer, filmmaker

NA-93.1.1: [Bernard Hubbard, S.J. Alaskan Footage: King Island,
1937-1938]
1937-1938; 64,700 ft (30 hrs 4 min) silent b&w; video;
supplementary materials: 1,4
Outtakes and footage shot primarily of the Inupiat of Ugiuvok
Village, King Island, Alaska, and the surrounding area.
Subsistence activities documented include: men hunting seals and
polar bears on sea ice and walrus in umiaqs; women butchering
seals and walrus; men and women ice fishing for bullhead and cod
on shore ice; women and girls ice fishing for king crab; women
cooking seal; polar bear and walrus meat being cooked on a qagri
(clubhouse); women and girls picking greens and berries; men and
boys netting birds; boys gathering bird eggs; women splitting
walrus hides; men cutting hides into rope; men carving ivory,
making snowshoes, and building an umiaq; drying meat, hides, and
walrus intestines; and storing food in rock caches and in cave.
Other activities include: kayak and umiaq races; ceremonial
dancing and dancing for "fun" (including both floor and bench
dancing); children dancing; children playing games such as
football, hockey, and "wild west stick-up"; men playing cards in
qagrit; drumming and singing; and feasting in qagrit and
schoolhouse. King Islanders are shown departing from the island
in the spring by umiaq and returning in the fall by Coast Guard
ships and worshipping at the village Catholic church. Footage
also includes scenic shots of the island including storms and
moving sea ice.
Creator: Bernard Hubbard, S.J., Jesuit priest (1888-1962)

NA-93.1.2: ARCTIC SPRINGTIME
1939; 360 ft (10 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary materials:
1
Edited film depicting the diet of the Inupiat of King Island,
Alaska. Shown are scenes of women picking blue berries and
"Eskimo spinach," preparing salmon and other foods for eating and
storage, packing babies on their backs, and cutting walrus
flippers. Men are shown preparing kayaks to go fishing, fishing,
and carving ivory. Boys are also shown collecting puffin, auklet,
and murre eggs. Hubbard narrates the film explaining their diet.
Creator: Bernard Hubbard, S.J., Jesuit priest (1888-1962)

NA-93.1.3: WINTER IN ESKIMO LAND
1939; 360 ft (10 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary materials:
1
Edited film depicting winter activities of the Inupiat of King
Island, Alaska. Shown are entering a house through the floor,
playing cards, lighting a seal oil lamp, ice fishing for cod and
king crab, putting on a shoulder pack, playing with seal pups,
"athletic" training including boxing and jumping rope, playing
football, the ice break-up, and the spring walrus hunt.
Creator: Bernard Hubbard, S.J., Jesuit priest (1888-1962)

NA-93.1.4: ESKIMO TRAILS
1939; 360 ft (10 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary materials:
1
Edited film depicting Hubbard's umiaq trip which was taken in
search of evidence to support his theory that the Eskimos had
migrated recently to North America from Asia. Voyage is from King
Island to Barrow, Alaska, showing scenes along the way at
Wainwright, Point Lay (children playing teeter-totter and blanket
toss), and Point Barrow. Also shown are the Inupiat of King
Island constructing the umiaq including making a driftwood frame
and women sewing on the walrus hide cover. Film concludes with
Hubbard and crew returning to King Island before a storm (shown
are shots of "pancake" and "lily pad" ice) and the King Islanders
dancing.
Creator: Bernard Hubbard, S.J., Jesuit priest (1888-1962)

NA-93.1.5: THE GLACIER PRIEST
Edited film is a biography of Bernard Hubbard, S.J., a Jesuit
priest nicknamed "the glacier priest," who conducted and filmed
many expeditions to Alaska over a 30 year period. His interest as
an amateur volcanologist and geologist is shown through various
trips to Alaskan sites including Taku Glacier, Aniakchak, and
Valley of 10,000 Smokes. His relationship to the people is
depicted by his dog sled trip to Holy Cross to bring needed
medicine to combat a flu epidemic, scenes of ice fishing and
preparing for an umiaq trip with the King Islanders, and scenes
of King Island village life. Film also includes his lecture tour
undertaken to counteract the "myth" of a frozen Alaska and his
Jubilee tour. Footage from ARCTIC SPRINGTIME, WINTER IN ESKIMO
LAND, and ESKIMO TRAILS is used extensively.
Creator: Bernard Hubbard, S.J., Jesuit priest (1888-1962)

NA-93.1.6: RAMPARTS OF TWO WORLDS
c. 1940; 756 ft (21 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 1
Edited film depicting life of the Eskimos on Little Diomede
Island, Bering Strait, Alaska, with shots of the Soviet Diomede
across the two mile strait. Scenes include: walrus hunt,
butchering walrus and extracting clams and sea mollusks from the
stomach, splitting hides, the village, children playing, ulu
sharpening, a baby in a umaqqing ("rumble seat"), digging for
roots called "Eskimo potato," netting birds, Hubbard playing with
dogs, clothes drying, children in a window, gathering murre eggs
on the rocks, and sunset silhouettes of the chapel on Little
Diomede.
Creator: Bernard Hubbard, S.J., Jesuit priest (1888-1962)

NA-93.10.1: THE LONG JOURNEY HOME*
c. 1990; 14 min sound color; video
Television broadcast produced by Channel 5 presents the story of
repatriation of Cheyenne Indian human remains from the 1864 Sand
Creek massacre. Bodies from the massacre were gathered by Army
surgeons for research and ultimately were given to the
Smithsonian. The remains were claimed by the Cheyenne for proper
burial on homelands in Oklahoma in 1993.

NA-93.16.1: A FILM ON ESKIMO LIFE
c. 1940; 1,062 ft sound b&w; supplementary materials: 1
Edited film chronicles the life of Angotee (either Caribou or
central Eskimo) from birth to age 20, when his own child is born.
Film shows scenes of his mother, father, and grandmother; Angotee
as a baby; his first caribou skin clothes; playing with sled
dogs; his sisters learning to chew seal skin for boots and mitts;
death of his mother; killing his first seal at age 12; his
marriage in a Russian Orthodox Church at age 18; and Angotee with
his wife and son leaving the family igloo at age 20.

NA-93.16.2: ESKIMO SEAL HUNTING
c. 1940; 733 ft sound b&w; supplementary materials: 1
Edited film shot around the hunting territory of Alukseevee
Island, Alaska. Narration establishes the film as a document of
the Eskimo way of life from winter to May, told as Idlouk, an
Eskimo, would have told the story. Footage includes: dancing, dog
sled and hitching dogs on separate traces, young girl cutting
blocks of snow to put in bucket, boys playing with model boats in
a pond, a family group removing snow from open water to put in
seal nets, catching seals, butchering seals, making rock/meat
caches, family packing belongings into boat which is on a sled in
prepartion of moving, girl eating biscuits, snow goose, murres
nested in cliffs, putting seal skin boots on dog's paws, and
blooming spring flowers. Film ends with seal hunt where the
father uses a telescope to locate the seals and then, using a
screen, stalks and kills them.

NA-93.16.3: FUR COUNTRY
c. 1950; 640 ft sound b&w; supplementary materials: 1
Edited film chronicles a week in the life of a fur trapper in
James Bay, Canada.

NA-93.16.4: [Fort Nelson, B.C., Army Operations, c. 1938]
c. 1938; 727 ft silent b&w; supplementary materials: 1
Footage taken near Fort Nelson in Brtish Columbia, Canada,
documenting Irwin's strategy of rescuing downed pilots in the
Arctic during World War II. Film appears to be a staged rescue
including parachuting of trained sled dogs ("parapups") from
airplanes, dogs being hitched to sled, and rescuing pilot.
Creator: David Irwin, adventurer/showman (1911-1970)

NA-93.16.5: [David Irwin's Footage of Canadian Sportsmen's Show,
c. 1941]
c. 1941; 381 ft silent b&w; supplementary materials: 1
Footage was probably taken at either the Canadian Sportsmen's
Show at the Texas State Fair in Dallas or in Pittsburgh at the
Armory. As a showman, Irwin featured Eskimo families in his
"Eskimo villages" which toured to various fairs and other
organized shows. Footage, shot of one of Irwin's villages, shows
a kayak roll-over, a seal doing tricks, dog sled (on wheels), and
log rolling. Also included are some shots of Irwin's parachuting
dog sled rescue team (see [Fort Nelson, B.C., Army Operations, c.
1938]).
Creator: David Irwin, adventurer/showman (1911-1970)

NA-93.16.6: [David Irwin's Footage of Arctic and World Fairs, c.
1935-1960]
c. 1935-1960; 2,000 ft silent b&w/color; supplementary materials:
1
Footage shot in the Canadian Arctic during Irwin's 1934-1935 dog
sled trek includes: eating blubber; using an ice/water dip to get
a drink of water; interior igloo scenes (nursing and sewing);
fishing; making an ice cache; spearing fish and making a fish
cache; polar bears; shooting birds; skinning seal; taking a boat
to sea on dog sled; woman singing, drumming, and dancing; girl
with baby; grave of Johan Svendsen; sealing with dogs and boat;
using an ulu; ivory carvings; ship trapped in ice; stampeding
musk oxen herd; two boats, the Polar Bear and the Shumagen; Gjoa
Haven, King Williams Land; Haktuk and son; Irwin with Eskimos;
scenes of dog sledding including feeding and dog fights; woman in
elaborately embroidered parka; Eskimo smoking pipe; hunting seals
with a screen; moose; making igloo; reindeer race; box drummer
with other drummers and dancers; sea lions; mountain goats; and
sod houses. Documented is a reindeer round-up in the early to mid
thirties probably near Mackenzie River, Canada, with dancing
using a box drum. Hunting and butchering of seals in the central
Canadian arctic was filmed. Footage taken possibly at either the
New York World's Fair or the World's Fair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
in the early to mid sixties documents "Dave Irwin's Eskimo
Village," a show Irwin toured to various fairs which included
Eskimos from the Canadian Arctic.
Creator: David Irwin, adventurer/showman (1911-1970)

NA-93.17.1: [Richard Throssel Footage, c. 1920s]
c. 1920s; 100 ft (5 min) silent b&w; video
Incomplete footage contains pack train going through desert
terrain, pack train going through mountainous terrain, a river,
and other fragmented shots of mountainous scenery.
Creator: Richard Throssel, photographer (1882-1933)

NA-93.20.1: THE HIGH LONESOME SOUND
1963; 1,080 ft sound b&w
Edited film records the songs of religious worshippers, miners,
and farmers of eastern Kentucky. The music and relgion of these
people are presented as mainstays by which Kentucky mountaineers
retain their dignity and tradition. Featured are old ballads and
church songs as well as popular hillbilly and country music.
Creator: John Cohen, ethnographic filmmaker (1932- )

NA-93.20.2: THE END OF AN OLD SONG
1972; 972 ft sound b&w
Edited film revisits the North Carolina mountains where in the
early 1900s English folklorist Cecil Sharp collected British
ballads. The film contrasts the nature of the ballad singer with
the presence of the jukebox and the impact that this has had on
retention of this singing style. Featured is balladeer Dillard
Chandler.
Creator: John Cohen, ethnographic filmmaker (1932- )

NA-93.20.5: SARA AND MAYBELLE
1981; 360 ft sound b&w
Edited film is a rare, filmed performance of two members of the
Carter family whose music and recordings helped establish the
country music industry. Sara and Maybelle are shown demonstrating
their famous guitar picking and singing harmony.
Creator: John Cohen, ethnographic filmmaker (1932- )

NA-93.20.6: MUSICAL HOLDOUTS
1969; 1,692 ft sound color
Edited film is a survey of traditional music which has survived
in the face of pressure from the mass media and popular culture.
Included are music of front porch banjo players, groups at
Bluegrass festivals, Black children on the Carolina sea islands,
cowboys, and Cheyenne and Comanche Indians.
Creator: John Cohen, ethnographic filmmaker (1932- )

NA-93.20.7: FIFTY MILES FROM TIMES SQUARE
1972; 1,548 ft sound color
Edited film is a portrait of life in the filmmaker's home
territory of Putnam County, New York. Footage shows old-time
fiddlers, farmers, commuters, and hippies celebrating an older,
more relaxed lifestyle.
Creator: John Cohen, ethnographic filmmaker (1932- )

NA-93.20.8: POST INDUSTRIAL FIDDLE
1982; 828 ft sound b&w
Edited film explores the importance of music-making in the life
of a paper mill worker in rural Maine. The film demonstrates how
the "Down East" fiddling style is influenced largely by local
traditions and suggests that music is valued as an individual
creative act and as a form of communication through which people
sustain friendships.
Creator: John Cohen, ethnographic filmmaker (1932- )

NA-93.20.9: THE BALLAD AND THE SOURCE
1983; 576 ft sound color
Edited film is a musical portrait of Walter Pardon, one of the
few remaining singers of traditional, unaccompanied English
ballads.
Creator: John Cohen, ethnographic filmmaker (1932- )

NA-93.20.12: PERICLES IN AMERICA
1988; 2,520 sound color
Edited film is a musical portrait of immigrant clarinetist
Pericles Halkias. Film includes footage shot both in Queens, New
York, and in northern Greece of the Epirot community and their
traditional music.
Creator: John Cohen, ethnographic filmmaker (1932- )

NA-93.24.1: ANTHROPOLOGY: ORIGINS OF MAN*
1965; 1,050 ft sound b&w; film
Television broadcast produced for National Educational Television
Network presents Dr. William White Howells, professor of
anthropology at Harvard University, discussing the fossil
evidence relating to the evolution of Homo sapiens. Howells
examines the following fossils: Rhodesian man, Neandertal man,
Peking man, Raymond Dart's Taung baby, and various finds
attributed to the genus Australopithecine including the Leaky's
Zinjanthropus. The film focuses on evolutionary changes in brain
size, bipedalism, and teeth and looks at the use of stone tools
as a potential catalyst for increasing brain size.
Creator: Russell Morash

NA-93.24.2: BLACK SOLDIER*
1968; 905 ft sound b&w; film
Television broadcast produced by CBS News and narrated by Bill
Cosby presents the history of Black men's participation in the
United States armed forces. Film traces the Black soldier's role
in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, both
World Wars, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Also examined
are attitudes towards the Black soldier from George Washington's
day to Truman's integration of the armed services.

NA-93.24.3: BLUNDEN HARBOR*
1951; 725 ft sound b&w; film
Edited film records small group of Kwakiutl Indians on the
mainland of Georgia Strait on the Canadian side in 1950.
Villagers recount legend of how killer whale became a man.

NA-93.24.10: GORDON PARKS' DIARY OF A HARLEM FAMILY*
1968; 710 ft sound b&w; film
Television broadcast produced by National Educational
Television's Public Broadcasting Laboratories in association with
"Life" Magazine. A plea for poverty relief and equal opportunity,
this film documents the life of the Fontinelli family who live in
a Harlem tenement in New York City. After a brief live-action
introduction the film becomes a montage of still photographs.
Creator: Joseph Filipowic, film director

NA-93.24.11: DREAM DANCES OF THE KASHIA POMO*
1962; 1,085 ft sound color; film
Edited film presents Pomo women of California dancing the Bole
Maru nearly 50 years after it first evolved, blending the native
Kuksu cult with the Maru religion. Five dances are shown: the
Hand Power dance, Star Hoop dance, Feast dance, Marriage dance,
and War Flag dance. Film also includes shaman expressing her
beliefs in her own language, ceremonial activities, and
termination of a feast.

NA-93.24.12: FACES OF CHINATOWN*
1963; 1,000 ft sound b&w; film
Edited film presents through use of archival still photographs
the story of Chinese immigrants in San Francisco from 1877 to
1891. Story centers on the following characters: Dennis Kearny,
Tong chief Fong Ching, San Quentin inmate Little Pete, and
abolitionist Donaldina Cameron

NA-93.24.17: INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA, PART I: VILLAGE LIFE*
1955; 545 ft sound color; film
Edited film records customs and traditions of California American
Indians as they lived before whites came to the Pacific coast.

NA-93.24.21: KU KLUX KLAN: THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE*
1965; 1,600 ft sound b&w; film
Television broadcast produced by CBS News on the history and
organization of the Ku Klux Klan with emphasis on the Klan`s
penchant for violence and intimidation. Film includes interviews
with North Carolina "Grand Dragon" Jay Robert Jones; Jone's
"Klunsel" Matts Murphy, Jr.; Klan "Klud," or chaplain, Roy Wills;
and Georgia attorney general Richmond Flowers. Footage also
includes nighttime Klan rallys with cross burning, a secret Klan
initiation ceremony, and Klan marches in Washington, D.C. Film is
narrated by Charles Kuralt.

NA-93.24.22: THE LANGUAGE OF FACES*
1961; 640 ft sound b&w; film
Edited film produced for the American Friends Service Committee
is an antiwar statement which questions America's war
orientation. The film emphasizes the human effects of a society
geared towards survival rather than living.
Creator: John Korty, film director (1936- )

NA-93.24.27: LOTUS IN THE WEST*
1980; 1,015 ft sound color; film
Edited film is a portrait of the International Buddhist
Meditation Center in downtown Los Angeles which welcomes all
Buddhist traditions and a wide variety of people. Film includes
interviews with Vietnam vet who has become a Buddhist monk and an
American woman who has lived at the Center for a long time. Film
includes Center activities such as accupressure, yoga, and
meditation classes, and Buddhist celebrations as held by the
Center.
Creator: Josette Bonte, filmmaker

NA-93.24.32: MEXICAN AMERICANS: THE INVISIBLE MAJORITY*
1969; 1,200 ft sound b&w; film
Television broadcast produced by National Educational Television
takes a look at the civil rights movement of Mexican-Americans,
the groups, and some of the leaders including Cesar Chavez.
Program describes the problems such as functional illiteracy,
unemployment, and poverty and presents the rise of community
self-help groups which are trying to instill dignity and a sense
of Hispanic culture into their children. Film also includes
interview with Ernesto Galarza, a Mexican-American writer.
Creator: Richard Richter, film producer

NA-93.24.35: POMO SHAMAN*
1964; 725 ft sound b&w; film
Edited film records a healing ceremony derived from the ancient
practices of the Kashia group of Southwestern Pomo Indians in
California. On the second and final night of the ceremony an
Indian "sucking doctor" removes the pain in the form of a quartz
crystal. The doctor is a prophet of the Bole Maru religion,
spiritual head of the Kashia community, and the leader of its
Mormon group. In this ceremony she is assisted by four singers
and uses two bamboo canes decorated with dream designs and
haliotis ornaments. Film is an abridged version of SUCKING
DOCTOR.

NA-93.24.36: ROCK PAINTINGS OF BAJA CALIFORNIA*
1975; 635 ft sound color; film
Edited film examines rock paintings at a site in Baja,
California, discoverd in 1975. Film gives a brief introduction to
representative rock paintings--petroglyphs and pictographs--
throughout the world, comparing the style of the Baja paintings
with those elsewhere. Paintings are shown in great detail and
narration speculates on the significance to the American Indians
who painted them.

NA-93.24.39: THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE*
c. 1968; 1,705 ft sound color; film
Television broadcast produced by CBS News is a slightly tongue-
in-cheek discussion of the quirks and foibles of the English
language and those who speak it. Film includes interviews with
linguist Mario Pei and author Theodore Bernstein concerning the
effects of television, movies, and radio on the spoken word; a
look at the devices of speech such as metaphors and usages of
adverbs and adjectives; and film clips of public speakers
including Winston Churchill, Adlai Stevenson, Billy Graham,
Martin Luther King, Gerald Ford, and many others. Film concludes
with an interview with actor Peter Ustinov.
Creator: Andrew Rooney, television producer

NA-93.24.41: TEN THOUSAND BEADS FOR NAVAHO SAM*
c. 1967; 880 ft sound color; film
Edited film is a portrait of Sam Begay, a Navaho from Gallup, New
Mexico, who relocated to Chicago in order to find work. He is
presented as a man who is torn between work--a truck mechanic--
and what that money can buy in the white man's world and the
peace and spirituality of his home in New Mexico.
Creator: Laurence Levy, film producer

NA-93.24.42: TOTEM POLE*
1963; 970 ft sound color; film
Edited film presents the development of seven types of Northwest
Coast totem poles which are discussed in terms of social systems
and mythologies. Footage includes Mungo Martin, famous carver and
Kwakiutl chief, carving a pole at his Great House in Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada. Martin relates the myth of how he
acquired the crest of the Hohoq.

NA-93.26.1: [Bryan Pearson's Footage of Kuyait, Frobisher Bay, c.
1962]
c. 1962; 800 ft (22 min) silent b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 4
Footage was shot of a "rescue mission" to check on--and
ultimately return--a group of Inuit women and children who, with
the Inuit men, had abandoned a settlement close to a United
States air base at Frobisher Bay to set up camp at Kuyait
(northeastern Frobisher Bay, Canada). Footage includes travelling
in boat, scenery, and Inuit hunting and camping.
Creator: Bryan Pearson, journalist/politician

NA-93.28.1: THE EBONY AFFAIR
1972; 415 ft sound color
Edited film is a fictional account of a day in the life of a
small-time Black street hustler in Washington, D.C. during the
seventies. While making a delivery for drug dealers, the main
character who is also the narrator has flashbacks to other
deliveries that ended in shootings or beatings.
Creator: A.S. Csaky, film director

NA-94.3.1: A SEARCH FOR VANISHED PEOPLE*
c. 1980; 29 min sound color; video
Edited film follows anthropologist, Luther Cressman, as he
explores the caves of southeastern Oregon. Discovery of woven
basketry fragments, sagebrush sandals, and ancient weapons carbon
dated to 13,000 years ago enabled Dr. Cressman to describe the
lives of the earliest inhabitants of the Northern Great Basin.
Creator: Elizabeth Patapoff, film producer

NA-94.3.2: THE EARTH IS OUR HOME*
c. 1979; 29 min sound color; video
Edited film, produced in cooperation with the Burns Paiute tribe
of southeastern Oregon and northern Nevada, documents their
lifeways in an arid environment. A seasonal cycle is followed
showing adaptation to a regional ecology through use of plants
and animals as well as food preparation and manufacturing of
articles used for subsistence. Women relate memories of former
times; demonstrate making twined and coiled baskets, cordage for
nets, a duck decoy, a rabbitskin robe, and a cattail shelter;
collect foods such as bitterroot and camus; and make cakes from
berries.
Creator: Elizabeth Patapoff, film producer

NA-94.4.2: TWO WORLDS*
Television broadcast produced by KNBC for the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai Brith presents problems of American Indians in
western United States cities after the 1950's relocation
programs. Explored are poverty, unemployment, and clash of life
styles. Film includes extended interview with Melvin Deer, a
Kiowa-Creek living in Los Angeles, who speaks about maintaining
Indian identity while using white institutions to help Indian
people move forward.

NA-94.4.3: MEXICAN AMERICANS: AN HISTORIC PROFILE*
c. 1975; 30 min sound b&w; video
Edited film produced by the Anti-Defamation League of B`nai Brith
and the Southwest Council of La Raza presents the socio-
historical background of struggle for identity and power among
Mexican Americans and plight of Mexican immigrants to the United
States.

NA-94.4.4: [National Native American Week at Walter Reed AMC,
1985]*
1985; 66 min sound color; video
Full video record produced by Walter Reed AMC, Television Branch
documents keynote speaker Grayson Noley (Choctaw), director of
American Indian Education Program at Penn State University and
director of American Indian Education Policy Center, speaking on
the current status of American Indians. Video also includes:
Mistress of Ceremonies, Specialist Lucinda Armstrong (Navajo);
benediction by Rain Crow (Shawnee sub-chief); and introduction by
Major General Louis Malone (Cultural Activities Committee).

NA-94.17.1: THE CHEYENNE SUN DANCE
1934; 1,800 ft silent b&w
Edited film shot in 1933 near Cantonment, Oklahoma follows a Sun
Dance ceremony performed by Cheyenne through its four day
duration. Captured are morning dance of the warrior societies;
mimic warfare staged in connection with bringing in the poles for
the ceremonial lodge; the mounted charges of the warrior
societies; erection of the lodge with all its attendant ritual;
the procession of the vowers, chief priest, chief vower, and
dancers; the construction of the altar in the medicine lodge; and
other preliminaries to the actual dancing. All five main dances
are depicted as well as the culminating dance in which the chief
priest leads the dancers in four ceremonial charges around the
sacred center pole. Also shown are body painting of the dancers
and the ceremonial bringing in of food.
Creator: Forrest E. Clements

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