I am Different From My Brother - Dakota Name-Giving (1981)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Run Time - 20 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Produced by the Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium, this 20-minute documentary features reenactments and footage concerning the coming-of-age rituals of the Dakota Sioux. This program features the rituals as they unfold for a boy, Hep, and his sisters Jody and Wiona. The name-giving ceremony involves the children being presented with traditional Dakota Sioux names by their grandparents, a rite of passage into adulthood that's celebrated with gifts and feasting.



coming-of-age, rites-of-passage, Sioux [Lakota]