The Native Studies Collection

The Native Studies Collection

DVD - 200-?
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Head-Smashed-In, Buffalo Jump, Alberta. The Blackfoot people devised a complex system of herding buffalo to a pre-destined place where they tricked them into stampeding over a cliff. The "buffalo jump" was developed more than 8,000 years ago and was still in use up to the 1870's. Head-Smashed- In Buffalo Jump, in southern Alberta, is the largest, oldest, and best preserved example in the world.
A gathering place, Wanuskewin, Saskatchewan. This film represents the ancient story of man living in harmony with nature. For thousands of years, hunter-gatherers roamed the river valley in Central Saskatchewan. The area contains 19 prehistoric archaeological sites representing some 250 generations of Northern Plains Indians. From a large medicine wheel, to the tipi rings and stone cairns which described the camps and buffalo runs, the Wanuskewin site is one of the largest research projects in the country.
Death of a nation, village of Nan Sdins, BC, The decaying mortuary poles of the village of Ninstints are a poignant reminder of the once rich and thriving sea-faring culture of the Haida people. The best-preserved poles were removed and taken to museums early in this century. The remaining poles are located on a secluded, storm swept island in the Queen Choarlotte Islands, and are gradually being reclaimed by the elements.
Publisher: Mississauga, ON : McNabb Connolly, [c200-?]
Branch Call Number: DVD 971.0049 NAT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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