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POWWOW TRAIL

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CLASSROOM EDITION!

We offer the entire series with a CDR teachers guide and broadcast  rights for in classroom usage for one low price. Great for schools!  See details below

 

One of the most recognizable elements of Native expression is the Powwow. But very few people outside the culture understand it. They do not understand the significance of the songs and the dances behind Powwow; they do not understand the rites and ceremonies contained within a powwow. They do not understand the meaning of the clans, or why Indian people dance. The Powwow Trail series will explore the true meaning, beyond the feathers and beads. Culture lives within the people; it is expressed through those who practice and participate in these celebrations.

Everything begins with the drum. It is the heartbeat of our people.  Different drums exist for different purposes: for healing, for ceremony.

When we hear the drum in a lodge, or across the plains, we know it is communion with the spirit world. Hundreds of drum groups exist today. Each hold their own drums, each has its own purpose.

POWWOW TRAIL
Episode 1 - The Drum
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DVD 30001

$21.95

Episode 1 - The Drum

This DVD explores how drum songs are distinguishable from one another, each with different beats, and different meanings. "The Drum" is the first episode of an eleven part series know as "The Pow Wow Trail". Over the coarse of 2 years producer Jeremy Torrie and film crew traveled to over 40 reservations, ceremonies and Pow Wow celebrations. 

Their travels brought them all over the United States and Canada shooting and interviewing the best Pow Wow Singers, The Best Pow Wow Dancers, the most respected Elders, Songwriters, Traditional Teachers and the various perspectives of people living, traveling and competing on the Pow Wow circuit.

With hundreds of hours of footage and over 1 million dollars spent the Pow Wow Trail came to life as an eleven episode series meant to educate and entertain an audience interested in the true way of Native American life, Ceremonies, Celebrations and the origins as they know it. 

   

POWWOW TRAIL
Episode 2
- The Songs
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Episode 2 - The Songs

Pow-wows are nothing without the songs. They carry the stories, which in turn carry the culture. Some stories tell of great exploits, acts of bravery, and even stories that express the simple pleasures in life. The words themselves are secondary for it is the sound that is heard by the spirits of all living creatures. The music possesses a mystical element within it. Music is said to touch the soul, and it is this, the songs and the beat of the drum appeal to. Though the words have been have been lost, the meanings behind the songs survive.

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POWWOW TRAIL
Episode 3

The Dances
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Episode 3 - The Dances

This is the third in an 11 DVD series produced by Arbor Records in Canada. The first two in the series focused on The Drum and The Songs. This DVD brings the Dance into focus by showing the relationship between all three. Elder interviews explaining the importance of dance to Native peoples; "...dance-another good medicine for the soul." The role of women in dance is also explained.

Excellent, high definition footage of northern powwow dances and songs.  60 min. DVD only. 

   

 

POWWOW TRAIL
 Episode 0
4 The Grand Entry
 
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Episode 04 The Grand Entry


Covering the history and importance of powwow grand entry, this program explains the line up of dancers and why. Also includes excellent footage of the different dance styles. Also included is explanations of the importance of the eagle of American Indian culture and what needs to be done when an eagle feather is dropped in the dance circle. 

   

 

POWWOW TRAIL

Episode 05 Grass Dance & Men's Traditional
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Episode 05 Grass Dance & Men's Traditional
 

This 5th DVD in the 11 DVD series, produced by Arbor Records, showcases the evolution of the contemporary Grass dance and Men's Traditional. Both steeped in tradition and history, this DVD is highlighted exciting dance action filmed at northern powwows and by Native American elders who describe their kinship between dance, land and their relatives. 60 min. DVD. 

   

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Episode 06 Fancy Shawl Dance

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Episode 06 - Fancy Dance - Men and Women's Fancy Shawl


Begins with an understanding of the meaning dance and music in  Native American culture and history of "show" dancing including Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show film footage. A real treat to this DVD is historical film footage of early to mid 20th century powwows.

 

Filmed at large powwows in Canada, Fancy Dance, showcases beautiful outfits and intricate foot movements while giving the viewer an excellent understanding of this style. Includes extensive interviews with fancy dance champion Johnny Whitecloud on the history and present-day influence of this "fancy" style of powwow dance. Champion fancy dancers are showcased through interviews and competitive dancing.

 

The second half of this DVD explains the evolution of Fancy Shawl dancing with interviews with the "beginning" dancers of this beautiful style. Includes explanation of the outfit and footage of champion dancers.  DVD 60 min.

 

   

 

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Episode 07 - Powwow Rock

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Episode 07 - Powwow Rock

Expressing themselves in the white man's world, American Indian musicians have adapted the traditional music into a new style which has found its way into the mainstream.

Included on this DVD are Buffy Sainte-Marie, Keith Secola, Ulali.  60min. DVD only

   

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Episode 08 -

The Women

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Episode 08 - The Women

Now available from Manataka ($21.95 + s/h). This new DVD covers the history and clothing of women's northern traditional and jingle dance. Included are interviews with elders and Ojibwa historians on the origin of jingle dance and the dress. Women's roles in northern society and dance are also featured as well as the women's role around the drum.

POWWOW TRAIL   

Episode 09 -

The Grand Exhibition

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Episode 09 - The Grand Exhibition
As powwow evolved, so too has the entertainment value. Schemitzun attracts large crowds and champion dancers.  D30009 DVD: 60 min.

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Episode 10 -

The Whiteman's Indian

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Episode 10 - The Whiteman's Indian

This hour long DVD is the 10th in this series of programs showcasing the beauty, culture and history of the Native American powwow. Vol. 10 focuses on the non-Indian participation in powwow and American Indian culture with emphasis on the European interest. 60min. DVD.

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Episode 11 -

Powwow Fever

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Episode 11 - Powwow Fever

Anyone who has ever attended a Pow Wow notices there is something about the people who travel with the Pow Wow's; sometimes on beat up old buses, sometimes the cars themselves are held together with duct tape. There are cars from hundreds of miles away, and as many as a dozen people can pile out of an old Chevy.

 

 

Pow Wow Trail Educational Package

CLASSROOM EDITION!

 

We offer the entire 11 part DVD series with a CDR teachers guide and broadcast rights for in classroom use -- All for one low price. Great for schools! 

 

  • Lesson Plans
  • Student Exams
  • How To Section
  • Help Guide

  • Discussion Points
  • Evaluations
  • Study Projects

  • Teaching Aid Guide

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