SAND PAINTING Several shots of an elderly Navaho man wearing eyeglasses and creating a sandpainting. In addition there is a good CU of the man's face showing his intensity and character lines. Locaton, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona.
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:44:00, No Audio
PICTURES ON THE CAVE WALL Several shots of cave drawings and stick puppet figures that are used in religious and dream ceremonies of the Navajo Indians. One shot shows the image of a man's face etched in the wall of the cave. It is framed by two tongues of fire in the foreground. Two other shots show three stick puppets behind a facade of flames. In addition two shots clearly show cave drawings done in a white chalk depicting a line of deer and people. Location, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, home to the Navajo peoples.
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:33:00, No Audio
NAVAJO FAMILY LIFE SCENES Everyday life of modern Navajo Indians in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona w/ cloths on a clothes line, a woman patting corn cakes and tending to a baby in a papoose, an older man w/ a cowboy hat, adults & children shucking and peparing corn and a family riding in an open wagon pulled by a tea
MAKING FIRE The importance and ritual of making fire for the Navaho people. Several MSs and CUs of the sticks being rubbed and rotated to create the friction necessary to create the sparks in the straw kindling. A CU shows the beginning smoke and the sparks being nurtured into flame. Two of the shots show the campfire providing light for ceremonial music and dancing. Children can be seen in the background. In addition there is a good CU of an elderly Navaho man wearing a headband and a red and white checkered shirt, also a CU of a man's thumbs. The audio is somewhat garbled.
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:26:00, No Audio
CANYON RANCHING A montage of shots showing some aspects of sheep and goat ranching in the canyon. Several of the shots shows a youngster herding the animals back to the ranch and into the pen. One shot shows two people shearing a sheep while another shot shows a pair of hands carding the wool, and two other shots show people weaving on an upright loom. There is a good CU of an elderly Navaho woman wearing red rimmed eyeglasses and a headscarf and a charming CU of two lambs. The audio could be clearer. Location, Canyon de Chelly area in Arizona.1990's -
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:48:00, With Audio
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