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Alaskan Eskimo, Tununeremiut
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directed by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Andrew Chikoyak, fl. 1972, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1972), 37 mins
Four sequences, filmed over a two-month period, portray aspects of the lives of the people of Tununak, a village on the south-western coast of Alaska. In the first, the villagers evacuate their homes and camp on higher ground, fearing that a Nuclear test on Amchitka Island, 1000 miles away, may cause a tidal wave....
directed by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Andrew Chikoyak, fl. 1972, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1972), 37 mins
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Alaskan Eskimo, At The Time of Whaling
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directed by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012, Alaska Native Heritage Film Project, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 39 mins
Gambell, Alaska is a Yupik-speaking community on St. Lawrence Island on the Bering Sea. Here, as on the coast, sea mammals are still the major source of food. During their three-week Spring migration through the Bering Channel, whales are hunted using a combination of traditional organization and recently introduc...
directed by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012, Alaska Native Heritage Film Project, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 39 mins
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Alaskan Eskimo, On the Spring Ice
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directed by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012 and Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1975), 46 mins
Walrus as well as whales are hunted by the Eskimos of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island. As the film opens, an old man tells of the dangers of moving ice, how people used to drift on such ice and never return.
directed by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012 and Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1975), 46 mins
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Alaskan Eskimo, From The First People
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directed by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012, Alaska Native Heritage Film Project, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1977), 46 mins
This is a film about change and contemporary life in Shungnak, a village on the Kobuk River in northwestern Alaska, 75 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Life in this inland community is dominated by the seasons and the river. In October, when the film begins, the Kobuk becomes filled with ice, which slowly thicken...
directed by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012, Alaska Native Heritage Film Project, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1977), 46 mins
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Alaskan Eskimo, In Iirgu's Time
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directed by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; produced by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 19 mins
Iirgu is an elder from the Siberian Yupik Eskimo village of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island. As two grandchildren listen, Iirgu recounts events in Gambell from the time the first missionaries arrived. His story is known as an ungipamsuk or true historical narrative. With ambivalent feelings, he describes more recen...
directed by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; produced by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 19 mins
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Alaskan Eskimo, The Reindeer Thief
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written by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; directed by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; produced by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 12 mins
Like many St. Lawrence Island legends, this story is set in Siberia where Chukchi, the Reindeer People, live. Pelaasi, an elder from Gambell, speaks Siberian Yupik. His mythical story, about a man who goes out in search of a reindeer thief is an ungipaghaq, a tale that has been passed down unchanged through genera...
written by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; directed by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; produced by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 12 mins
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Aleut Story
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directed by Marla Williams, fl. 1998-2005; produced by Marla Williams, fl. 1998-2005, Aleutian Pribilof Heritage Group and SprocketHeads (Lincoln, NE: Vision Maker Media, 2005), 1 hour 27 mins
In the turbulence of war, in a place where survival was just short of miraculous, the Aleuts of Alaska would redefine themselves -- and America. From indentured servitude and isolated internment camps, to Congress and the White House, this is the incredible story of the Aleuts' decades-long struggle for human and...
directed by Marla Williams, fl. 1998-2005; produced by Marla Williams, fl. 1998-2005, Aleutian Pribilof Heritage Group and SprocketHeads (Lincoln, NE: Vision Maker Media, 2005), 1 hour 27 mins
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Brandy Y's Seeing the USA: Indigenous Stories, Episode 101, Alaska Indigenous experience - Alaska Native Heritage Centre
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directed by Brandy Yanchyk, fl. 2008; produced by Brandy Yanchyk, fl. 2008, in Brandy Y's Seeing the USA: Indigenous Stories, Episode 101 (Edmonton, AB: Brandy Y Productions, 2019), 7 mins
In this episode Brandy Yanchyk has an Indigenous experience at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre in Anchorage. (taken from Seeing the USA – Alaska, episode 101)
directed by Brandy Yanchyk, fl. 2008; produced by Brandy Yanchyk, fl. 2008, in Brandy Y's Seeing the USA: Indigenous Stories, Episode 101 (Edmonton, AB: Brandy Y Productions, 2019), 7 mins
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Crests etc.
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 20. Indian Mythology, Ethics -- Notes) (1929) , 5 page(s)
Five slips of paper contain hand-written notes on various Native American myth themes or motifs, such as crests (clan symbols), punishment of taboos and fishing songs. Most refer to various myths of the Tsimshian people of Pacific Canada and Alaska, as related by Franz Boas in 'Thirty-First Annual Report of the Bu...
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 20. Indian Mythology, Ethics -- Notes) (1929) , 5 page(s)
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For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska
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directed by Phil Lucas, 1942-2007 and Jeffry Lloyd Silverman, fl. 2005-2009; produced by Jeffry Lloyd Silverman, fl. 2005-2009 (Lincoln, NE: Vision Maker Media, 2009), 57 mins
This documentary reveals the true-life story of an extraordinary Alaskan woman who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight for civil rights.
directed by Phil Lucas, 1942-2007 and Jeffry Lloyd Silverman, fl. 2005-2009; produced by Jeffry Lloyd Silverman, fl. 2005-2009 (Lincoln, NE: Vision Maker Media, 2009), 57 mins
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