October 03, 2009

Docudrama about Yellow Woman

Navajo girl shares family's dramatic heritage

By Paula RhodenIn 1864, a young Navajo woman living in Black Mesa, Ariz., fought to protect her family from the efforts of the U.S. Army and scout Kit Carson to remove them from their land and send them to Ft. Sumner, N.M.

One hundred and forty-five years later, another young Navajo woman walked in the footsteps of Yellow Woman, her great-great-great-grandmother.

Camille Manybeads Tso is a 14-year-old freshman at the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy. Home-schooled until she enrolled in FALA, Camille used the skills she learned from an Outta Your Backpack Media Native American youth workshop to make a 27-minute docudrama, "In the Footsteps of Yellow Woman."

Camille tells the story of Yellow Woman by interviewing her grandmother in Black Mesa and reenacting Yellow Woman's struggle to avoid relocation.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.

Below:  "Camille Manybeads Tso portrays her great-great-great-grandmother in the 27-minute docudrama 'In the Footsteps of Yellow Woman.'"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The woman in the photo is certainly beautiful.....

Shadow Wolf--