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In the land of the war canoes [videorecording] : a drama of Kwakiutl Indian life on the Northwest Coast / story written and picture made in 1914 by Edward S. Curtis ; restored and edited by Professor George Irving Quimby, Professor Bill Holm, Burke Museum, University of Washington
Alternate Title Drama of Kwakiutl Indian life on the Northwest Coast [videorecording]
Kwakiutl Indian life on the Northwest Coast [videorecording]
Original title: In the land of the headhunters [videorecording]
Title on container: Legendary photographer Edward S. Curtis' In the land of the war canoes [videorecording]
Title on container: Drama of Kwakiutl life in the Northwest [videorecording]
Image maker and the Indians [videorecording]
New York, NY : Milestone Film & Video : Image Entertainment, 2000
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  E99.K9 I6 2000    AVAILABLE
Subject In the land of the war canoes (Motion picture)
Subject(s) Kwakiutl Indians -- Social life and customs
Kwakiutl Indians -- Social life and customs -- Drama
Revenge -- Drama
Indians of North America -- British Columbia -- Vancouver Island
Ethnology -- British Columbia -- Vancouver Island
Visual anthropology -- British Columbia -- Vancouver Island
Physical Description 1 videodisc (43 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD; Region 0; NTSC; 1.33 aspect ratio; Dolby digital mono
Language Intertitles in English with original Kwakiutl music (recorded in 1972)
Credits Consulting editor and sound recordist, David Gerth; titles, Steve Harf, Sandy Gerth
Summary Presents a reenactment of a tribal story of love and revenge among the Kwakiutl Indians on the northwest coast of America as filmed in the summer of 1914 at Kwakiutl villages on Vancouver Island, Canada, by Edward S. Curtis who spent three years with the Kwakiutl to meticulously recreate their way of life before the white man came. In addition to magnificent painted war canoes, the film features native costumes, dancing and rituals -- including a powerful scene of vision quest. Edited and restored with the addition of an authentic sound track of music and chants recorded by the Kwakiutls in 1972
Note Special features: The making-of documentary, "The Image maker and the Indians."
Series Milestone collection
Alternate Author Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Quimby, George I. (George Irving), 1913-2003
Holm, Bill, 1925-
Field Museum of Natural History
University of Washington
University of Washington Press
Milestone Film & Video
Image Entertainment (Firm)

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