March 24, 2010

In the Land of the Assiniboine

New documentary chronicles Assiniboine TribeThe Assiniboine Tribe's rich and complex history is being told in a striking documentary, titled "In the Land of the Assiniboine."

Produced by the Valley County Historical Society and award-winning cinematographers with Camera One Productions, the film is earning high praise and even a place in national museums.
And:The film documents the tribe's geographical migration, starting in the 1600s with the arrival of horses and its adaptation into a mobile society following migrating buffalo.

It also tells the story of failed peace treaties, the loss of land, the pressure to settle on reservations and the effects of bison slaughter.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Documentaries and News.

Below:  "Assiniboine elder Peter Bigstone is among the those interviewed for the new documentary In the the Land of the Assiniboine." (AP file photo/Robin Loznak)

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