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Originally released separately: 2006, 2001, 2004, and 2008.
Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: written by Daniel Blake Smith ; produced by Chip Richie and Steven R. Heape ; directed by Chip Richie ; Black Indians: written by Daniel Blake Smith ; directed by Chip Richie ; Native American healing in the 21st century: written by Howard Fisher ; produced and directed by Chip Richie ; Our spirits don't speak English: written by Dan Agent ; directed by Chip Richie.
The Great Indian Wars 1540-1890: Writers, Mark Reeder, Ron Meyer; editior, Antony Cooper; music, David Arkenstone.
Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: narrator, James Earl Jones ; host, Wes Studi ; celebrity voices, James Garner, Crystal Gayle, John Buttrum, Douglas Wilder ; Black Indians: narrator, James Earl Jones ; Native American healing in the 21st century: narrator, Gregg Howard ; Our spirits don't speak English: narrator, Gayle Ross.
This documentary collection examines Native North American culture, past and present, and its attempt to halt assimilation and retain native cultural traditions. Through historical and contemporary photographs, paintings, artwork, archive footage, reenactments, and interviews, the culture and history of America's aboriginal people is showcased across 32 features. Witness the struggles and hardships, the practices and traditions, the art and beauty of this country's native past, present, and future.
Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their children and elders.
Black Indians: Explores issues of racial identity between the mixed-descent peoples of both Native American and African American heritage. James Earl Jones is himself a Black Indian.
Native American healing in the 21st century: Learn from today's respected physicians the crossover of ancient native remedies to present-day medical practices. Explore for healing plants and herbs. Learn from tribal elders traditional healing practices and philosophies. Discover the contents of a recently found 350-year-old medicine bag. Compare the similarities of Native American and Chinese healing.
Our spirits don't speak English: Imagine you are a child, taken from your home, your family, taken from everything you know. In 1869, the U.S. government enacted a policy of educating Native American children in the ways of western society. By the late 1960s, more than 100,000 had been forced to attend Indian Boarding School.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC.