American Outrage

American Outrage

Director: George Gage, Beth Gage

Cast: George Gage, Beth Gage, Carrie Dann, Mary Dann

     
 

Filmmakers George and Beth Gage ponder why the U.S. government is spending millions on prosecuting a pair of elderly Western Shoshone sisters for the perceived crime of allowing a few hundred horses to graze on the open range outside their private ranch. In 1974, the U.S. government sued the Dans for trespassing in a case that eventually went to the Supreme Court and,… See more details below

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Filmmakers George and Beth Gage ponder why the U.S. government is spending millions on prosecuting a pair of elderly Western Shoshone sisters for the perceived crime of allowing a few hundred horses to graze on the open range outside their private ranch. In 1974, the U.S. government sued the Dans for trespassing in a case that eventually went to the Supreme Court and, ultimately, the United Nations. The ranch in question is part of the 60 million acres officially recognized as Western Shoshone territory by the U.S. So why does the government seem so intent on pressing charges against these two grandmotherly ranchers? As the sisters, and they'll likely tell you that it's due to the fact that their humble ranch sits atop the second largest gold producing area on the planet.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/21/2009
UPC:
0720229913829
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
0:56:00
Sales rank:
46,028

Special Features

Short Film: Crisis at Mt. Tenabo Featuring a new song by Joanne Shenandoah (By Joanne L. Shenandoah, Neil Young & Brian Kirkpatrick, courtesy of Warner Music Corp.); ; Film Notes by Human Rights Watch

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Outrage
1. Introduction [1:52]
2. Treaty of Ruby Valley [1:43]
3. Trespassing? [2:27]
4. Western Shoshone Philosophy [2:48]
5. Indian Claims Commission [3:09]
6. Legal Questions [5:21]
7. Overgrazing? [1:17]
8. 1992 Round Ups [4:10]
9. 2002 Round Ups [2:00]
10. Deadly Horse Round Up [2:11]
11. Round Up Aftermath [1:57]
12. Gold [2:45]
13. Newmont [1:00]
14. Cyanide Leaching & Water Depletion [3:40]
15. They Call Those Things Resources [2:07]
16. Sewall Bears Witness [1:46]
17. Memorial [3:22]
18. United Nations [5:27]
19. Carrie Carries On [4:03]
20. Credits [2:21]
21. Chapter 21 [:00]

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