March 21, 2012

The New Powwow Highway

"The New Powwow Highway"--StagePeaks TV Production

TV mini-series by StagePeaks, adaptation of the new history of the American Indian Movement, by the author of the popular 1989 film "Powwow Highway."Wounded Knee... Leonard Peltier... The poorest people in America with a chronic 80% unemployment rate... Descendants of Crazy Horse, Sacajawea, Geronimo, Pocahontas, Ira Hayes, Jim Thorpe...

These are some of the historic and modern names, places, ideas, and epochal events in America covered in "The New Powwow Highway" (in paperback and kindle on Amazon), by David Seals, the author and producer of the underground classic film "Powwow Highway," produced by George Harrison for Handmade Films in 1989.
And:"The New Powwow Highway" supplements the rollicking comedy and adventures of the first novel with a more factual, non-fiction journey with the author who personally experienced some of the most important historical events in the history of the American West from 1971 to the present, as a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM).

He helped run supplies and supporters into the Wounded Knee encampment in 1973, and was there when the police tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed peaceful marches for religious indigenous rights in Colorado, Mexico, Hawaii, and Canada. His friends numbered the genius Kiowa artist T.C. Cannon, actors John Trudell and Irene Bedard, legendary activists Steve Robideau, Nilak Butler, Winona LaDuke, Wolverine, Pedro Bissonette, and many others.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What exactly do Sacajawea, Geronimo, Pocahontas, Ira Hayes, and Jim Thorpe have to do with AIM and the Lakota people?