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Identifier:

  • 96.2.1 (Source: Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum)

Date produced: 1952

Filmmaker(s):

John Colby

Country of Production:

United States

Languages:

English

Length:

652 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Colour

Sound:

Sound

Awards/Recognition:

Human Studies Film Archives List of Amateur Works

Description:

"Edited film describes life on the Navajo Reservation. Scenes include women weaving, grinding corn and caring for children (baby is bound into cradle board) and men herding, hoeing corn, silversmithing, and washing and binding their hair. Also shows Navajo Rodeo (encampments, stinger and bronco riding, wild cow milking and horse racing), trading post at entrance to Monument Valley (exchanging rug for goods), Ganado Mission, workers in uranium mine and scenic views of Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly. Efforts to deal with lack of water is discussed in narration," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.

Locations:

  • Arizona (Filming)

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Repository:

Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD