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A History Of American Indian Achievement: American Indian Renaissance

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Chronicles the survival of the American Indian, in spite of oppressive wars and other acts that attempted to destroy their culture and future. Highlights N. Scott Momaday winning Pulitzer Prize, John Echohawk founds Native American Rights Fund, the Second Battle of Wounded Knee in 1973, Velarde and Martinez founding the modern American Indian art movement, Wilma Mankiller becoming the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Dr. Frank Dukepoo joining Einstein on Ithaca's Sciencenter Wall of Inspiration, and Jana Mashonee being nominated for a Grammy.

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Runtime: 27 minutes 58 seconds

Native American person with face paint wears animal feathered headdress. Caption. But the history of American Indians in this land.
A History Of American Indian Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 1
27 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Color illustration of a hunter with long, dark hair aiming a spear at two deer by a lake. Caption. Hurled with a unique and powerful tool.
A History Of American Indian Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 2
28 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial view of sprawling red rock formations. Caption. Resting between the Rocky Mountains on the east.
A History Of American Indian Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 3
28 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man looks at camera and parts lips mid-speech. Backdrop displays black and white illustration of shirtless man falling forward with hair swept up behind him. Caption. One on the eastern seaboard near present-day Boston.
A History Of American Indian Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 4
28 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man looks down at camera and parts lips in mid-speech. Backdrop displays painting of a militia bearing an American flag and facing off against Native Americans in battle.
A History Of American Indian Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 5
25 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Native American figure with black covering on face holds up weapon in each hand. Second figure lunges in background. Caption. And one of the greatest warrior chiefs.
A History Of American Indian Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 6
28 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of the midsection of a woman with long, dark hair. Caption. Sarah was also the first American Indian.
A History Of American Indian Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 7
28 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Group of people stand in a cluster with cars in background. Caption. Living inside and outside of mainstream American society.
A History Of American Indian Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 8
27 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

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    Heather P. (Houston, TX)
    August 18th, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Great film! A must see