In the Land of the War Canoes: A Drama of Kwakiutl Life (1914)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Social History  |   Run Time - 47 min.  |  
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The Kwakiutl Indians of Vancouver Island were both skilled fishermen and able craftsmen long before they met white explorers. Edward S. Curtis lived several years among this tribe and created this documentary which includes the retelling a tribal love story. This black-and-white film also features many tribal customs and footage of decoratively painted war canoes.

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Canada, chronicle, craftsmanship, custom [habit or practice], fisherman, Native-American, land-war