Film: 6801

Social History | 1950 | Sound | Colour


The Sioux Indian (Native American) tribe of North America in the U.S.A. 1950's
' Red Indian ' life. Buffalo graze on the prairie, wild horses. Indian family with horse sled. Preparing, tanning buffalo hides. Putting up a tepee. Sewing coloured beads onto a leather tunic and a finished pair of moccasins. Sewing purses. Wooden handicrafts, spoons. Cutting up meat. Woman fetches firewood. Drilling to start a campfire. Woman cooks the meat on the fire. Pot boiler stones used to heat water while sitting on a rug. Pounding meat on stones then making balls. Gathering red currants. Roasting corn on the cob, maize. Drying maize. Preparing pumpkin. Family leave.

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