Arts and Crafts of the Southwest Indians: Part II – Pueblo Indians
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)
Native activities shown: Hopi woman laying yucca leaves with sand to dry them out for basket making; Hopi woman weaving a basket; Hopi woman splitting yucca leaves with teeth; Hopi girl wetting the coil of a basket; Zuni woman making a pot; Zuni woman rolling clay out into a pot; Zuni woman painting pot with traditional Zuni designs; Firing a pot; Zuni woman selling her pot at a trading post; Zuni man silversmithing to make jewelry; Zuni woman doing traditional inlay on jewelry; Navajo women selling blankets;
Named Individuals: Esther Honani, Hopi woman basket maker; Adeline, Esther Honani's “daughter-in-law”; Mrs. Dungoura, neighbor of Esther Honani; Tessie Allapowa, Zuni's oldest pottery maker, 90 years old; Harold Tuscon, jewelry maker; Mrs. Tusan, jewelry maker, wife of Harold Tuscon. Tessie Allapowa, her daughter Marilyn (b. 1959) and granddaughter Donna have perfected the Zuni owl figurine. Harold Tucson is best known for his channel inlaid frogs and stone work early in his career, with inlaid sunface work coming later. His work was well respected with several pieces being featured in the C.G. Wallace collection.
Native language spoken: No.
Audible: Good quality audio.
Noteworthy elements: Good images of Hopi basketry, Zuni pottery and making pottery