Trail of Tears: a Native American Documentary Collection

Trail of Tears: a Native American Documentary Collection

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Director: Dr. Ron J. Anderson

Cast: Chip Richie, Dr. Ron J. Anderson, James Earl Jones

     
 
Throughout history, few minorities have fallen prey to as much abuse, disenfranchisement, manipulation and savagery as Native Americans. Violently driven out of their indigenous lands by invasive American and British governments that disregarded their claims as rightful territorial owners, the tribes suffered further indignity by getting relegated to footnotes in

Overview

Throughout history, few minorities have fallen prey to as much abuse, disenfranchisement, manipulation and savagery as Native Americans. Violently driven out of their indigenous lands by invasive American and British governments that disregarded their claims as rightful territorial owners, the tribes suffered further indignity by getting relegated to footnotes in American history books. This compilation of four disparate but thematically-linked documentaries from the Mill Creek label works toward preserving the Native American legacy. As narrated by James Earl Jones (with additional vocal work by James Garner and Crystal Gayle), the first film - 2006's Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy - travels back to 1830, when President Andrew Jackson set forth the controversial Indian Removal Act that drove the Cherokee people from their homelands. The second film, 1997's Native American Healing in the 21st Century, offers a sweeping look at the groundbreaking healing methods employed by Native Americans, and traces their contributions to modern medicine. The third documentary, 2000's Black Indians: An American Story, again features narration by James Earl Jones, in its tale of an unusual and oft-overlooked ethnic subculture in the U.S. that blends Native American and African American heritages. Finally, the 2008 Our Spirits Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School delves into the uniquely Native American perspective on boarding schools, and relays the sad tale of how many tribal children were snatched out of their homes by the U.S. government and forcibly reeducated in the ways of Western society.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2010
UPC:
0683904509161
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mill Creek Ent
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
4:22:00
Sales rank:
7,649

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Trail of Tears
1. Removal [13:12]
2. Cherokee Nation [13:23]
3. Unjust Laws [15:29]
4. The Treaty Party [10:44]
1. Refusal [11:56]
2. Forced Out [13:16]
3. Dangerous Conditions [9:32]
4. End of the Trail [17:48]
Disc #2 -- Trail of Tears
1. Collective Culture [13:29]
2. Categorization and Prejudice [12:18]
3. Pencil Genocide [12:55]
4. Surviving Spirit [13:28]
1. Herbs and Leaves [12:16]
2. Power of Tea [12:21]
3. Medicine Men [8:31]
4. Healing Spirit [19:21]
1. Into the Schools [16:25]
2. Killing Traditions [10:39]
3. Institutions of Abuse [12:44]
4. Going Home [13:27]

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Trail of Tears: a Native American Documentary Collection 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This first tribe on the trail of tears was the Choctaw they have been forgotten and that was the intent of Andrew Jackson since it was Pushmataha a choctaw warrior along with the Choctaw helped the Americans defeat the British in the war of 1812, the only tribe mentioned on the trail of tears is the Cherokee we shouldn't forget about the impact it had on other tribes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In detailsl, please disclose if dvd has close captioning or subtitles. Important to those of us who are deaf.
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