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In the Land of the Totem Poles

Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Documentary Films; Nonfiction Films; Feature Films; Feature Films-France
Date
2007; 1999
Duration
51:40
Summary
This program explains the reasons why totem poles were carved by the Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest and shows examples of early and contemporary totem poles. It features interviews with numerous Native American artists, illustrations of their art works as seen in public sites, museums, and art galleries, and archival footage and photos of the regions Native American history. Scenes of potlatch feasts and ceremonial dances reveal how art is seen in Native American culture as an integral part of everyday life.
Publisher
Cinema Guild
Language
English
Notes
Originally released date 1999.
Collection
Robertson Media Center Streaming Content
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