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Title Indian Self-Rule : A Problem of History
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 59 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary After centuries of struggle, the Indians of North America own less than 2% of the land settled by their ancestors. Indian Self-Rule traces the history of white-Indian relations from nineteenth century treaties through the present, as tribal leaders, historians, teachers, and other Indians gather at a 1983 conference organized to reevaluate the significance of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. The experiences of the Flathead Nation of Montana, the Navajo Nation of the Southwest, and the Quinault people of the Olympic Peninsula illustrate some of the ways Indians have dealt with shifting demands imposed upon them, from allotment to reorganization to termination and relocation. Particularly eloquent are Indian reflections upon the difficulties of maintaining cultural identities in a changing world and within a larger society that views Indians with ambivalence
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1985
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Confederated Tribes of the Flathead, Kootenay, and Upper Pend d'Oreilles Indians.
Indian Reorganization Act -- United States
Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation -- Washington
Government policy
Group identity -- Cultural identity
Indian reservations.
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah -- Arizona.
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah -- New Mexico.
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah -- Utah.
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho.
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Thomas, Selma, film director
Kanopy (Firm)