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Standing Bear's Footsteps [videorecording]

produced, written & directed by Christine Lesiak ; associate producer, Princella Parker (Omaha); videographer-editor, Pat Aylward
Video; DVD
"In 1877, the Ponca people were exiled from their Nebraska homeland to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. To honor his dying son's last wish to be buried in his homeland, Chief Standing Bear set off on a grueling, six-hundred-mile journey home. Captured en-route, Standing Bear sued a famous U.S. army general for his freedom--choosing to fight injustice not with weapons, but with words. The Chief stood before the court to prove that an Indian was a person under the law. The story quickly made newspaper headlines-- attracting powerful allies, as well as enemies. Stirring a nation's conscience and challenging the meaning of freedom, Standing Bear's Footsteps chronicles an Indian chief's odyssey, ending in a battle for civil rights unlike any other in American history."
Christine Lesiak
Narrated by Joseph Marshall III (Rosebud Sioux).
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57 min.
Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
  • Title from container.
  • Videodisc release of the 2011 television documentary.
  • "An NET Television documentary."
[Lincoln, Neb.] : NET Television : Distributed by VisionMaker, c2011.
1 videodisc (56 min., 46 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; stereo. 2.0; aspect ratio 16:9 widescreen.
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