Note: This film could be listed under "Pomo," or "Paiute" categories because there is so much information about Pomo and Paiute basket designs and subsistence practices throughout. Yosemite Indians identify and have been identified as both Miwok and Paiute.
Establishing shot: Overlooking a desert scene. A tall bush appears on the left of the frame, in the background a small canyon appears.
Named locations: New Mexico; Arizona; Colorado; Utah; Second Mesa, Arizona; Zuni Pueblo; Gallup, New Mexico;
Major themes covered: Arts and crafts of the Pueblo Indians (Hopi, Zuni, Navajo)
Establishing shot: Extreme long shot of the Navajo reservation. On screen right a scraggly desert tree can be seen, and in the background a large mountain (Navajo Mountain) can be seen in the center of the frame.
Named locations: Santa Fe, New Mexico; Navajo Mountain.
Major themes covered: The cultural significance of sandpaintings
To listen to an alternate Navajo narration of this film, press "play" on the film, mute the audio, and then press "play" on the audio file above. The narration is by Rhiannon Sorrell of Tsaile, Arizona.
IMPORTANT CULTURAL WARNINGS FOR CHILDREN AND TRIBAL MEMBERS:
IMPORTANT: 00:00:49-00:00:58 shows wooden effigies that are sacred and not meant to be shown.
IMPORTANT: 00:05:50 Mr. Honanie explains information that uninitiated children should NOT be privy to.
Establishing shot: Film opens overlooking First Mesa, Village of Walpi. The camera then zooms in and focuses on the homes of the Walpi village.
Establishing shot: Film opens with a Hopi man sitting in front of his home. A large loom can be seen behind the man, who turns and begins weaving at the loom.
Named locations: First Mesa; Second Mesa
Major themes covered: Hopi arts and crafts, including weaving, silversmithing, basket weaving, and pottery.