Monument Valley

Navajo Indian Life

Establishing shot: view of Monument Valley, in the distance
Named locations: Arizona; Monument Valley; Colorado River; New Mexico.
Major themes covered: Silent film shows the world of the Navajo Indians in Northern Arizona, their work and leisure, children and adults
Native activities shown:  Riding a burro; Displaying jewelry; Posing for the camera; Preparing a cradleboard; Planting crops; Grinding corn; Preparing food; Eating a meal; Silversmithing.

Painting with Sand (A Navajo Ceremony)

Establishing shot: Extreme long shot of the landscape the Navajos live in. In the background a group of mountains can be seen. In the middle ground a man can be seen on horseback on top of a sandy mount. A rider can be seen on screen right, and on screen left a closer mountain can be seen. Clouds can be seen in the sky.
Named locations: Monument Valley; Utah; Arizona; Navajo Indian Reservation; Navajo Mountain; San Francisco Mountain; La Plata Mountain;
Major themes covered: The cultural significance of sandpaintings

Navajo Night Dances

Establishing shot: Extreme long shot of the Navajo landscape. Mountains and canyons can be seen in the background while a stump of a tree can be seen in the middle ground of the frame. A desert tree can be seen behind the stump on screen right.
Named locations: In this film, mythical place names from the Mountain Chant Way are presented as actual locations. Mentioned are “Beautiful in the Mountains,” “Circle of Red Stones,” and “Wind Around a Rock.”

Monument Valley

Associate producers:  Reed Bingham and Milas Hinshaw
Production manager: Leland W. Hansen
Production coordinator:  Charles Martin
Filmed on location by: Milas Hinshaw, Leland W. Hansen, Buddy Noonan, Guy Adenis, Dick Swenson, Gene McCabe, and Roland Munns
Studio sequences: Ken Carlson and Jim Crabe
Film editors: Marvin Walowitz and Mindy Bagdon
Music and effects: Audio Effects

Land of the Crimson Cliffs

Field Associate: Arnold Whitaker
Establishing shot: A mid-close up of a man, dressed in a suit and tie, reading a large paper map. A world map can be seen in the background and in the foreground is a large desk, which the man is reading at. The narrator then puts the map down and begins narrating. The narration then becomes voice over as the scene cuts to a car driving on a barren dirt road of Utah.