Lower Sioux 1

Establishing shot: Albert Prescott sitting in a lawn chair outside on the Lower Sioux Indian Community reservation

Named locations: Lower Sioux Indian Community; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community; Morton, Minnesota, USA; Pipestone, Minnesota, USA; the Brickyard and the Quarry on the reservation where many worked.

All Tribes American Indian Center, Chicago

Establishing shot: Chicago Skyline
Named locations: Near Northside Chicago, near LaSalle and Kinsey
Major themes covered: spotlights the All-Tribes American Indian Center, a result of the Department of the Interior's 1951 relocation program to resettle rurals Indians in urban centers. (See also The Exiles).  Narrator claims more than 40 tribes represented.
Native activities shown:  
Individuals Named:  Benjamin Bearskin (Winnebago/ Sioux), Eli Paulus (Oneida)

Real Americans

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.