Named locations: Big Abe & Sons Fisheries, Sugar Island, St. Mary’s River, Tribal Offices of Bay Mills, Graveyard and headstones of the Parish family and the Teeple family, Haskell Institute Junior College (Now Haskell Indian Nations University).
Establishing shot: Manager of the Lower Sioux Pottery, standing behind the counter of the shop in front of the work made at the pottery
Named locations: Lower Sioux Indian Pottery, Pipestone, Bishop Whipple Mission, The Quarry, Washington D.C., Thunderbird Motel in Minneapolis, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota River Valley, Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), Santa Fe NM
Establishing shot: Rita Good Thunder standing in the Lower Sioux Pottery holding a ball of Minnesota clay on the Lower Sioux Indian Community reservation in Minnesota.
Named locations: Lower Sioux Pottery, Lower Sioux Indian Community reservation, Morton Minnesota, Bloomington Minnesota, Berkeley California, St Cornelius Bishop Whipple Mission Chapel, Olivia Minnesota, Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), Santa Fe NM, Little Big Horn Big Horn County Montana
Named locations: Oaxaca, Mexico
Major themes covered: re Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico and their pottery making skills
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Other notes: Fanchon Royer, 1902-1986 see http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0747362/
NOTE: This film contains demeaning and condescending language that is a product of the historical period of its creation. These attitudes are not endorsed by AIFG.
The film Real Americans uses multiple references to Native Americans in the past tense via the narration. Jean O’Brien, in Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England (2010), discusses similar techniques used by non-Native authors of local historical texts of the 1800’s to relegate the “Indian” to the past.
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: Virginia Gutierrez, a Nambe potter, standing with a piece of pottery clay in her hand in a medium-long shot.
Named locations: No named locations
Major themes covered: How to make Nambe pottery
Establishing shot: Opens with narrator John Stephenson introducing the film. Stephenson walks into the frame from the left, and when he reaches center the camera zooms in at a mid-close-up.