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Cowboys, Indians, & Lawyers

by Julia Dengel

A Western community fights over a massive dam proposed to serve Indian-owned, coal-fired power plants, providing an intimate portrait of American pork barrel politics and Anglo-Indian relations.

The Creek Runs Red

by Bradley Beesley, James Payne, and Julianna Brannum

The Environmental Protection Agency calls the former lead mining town of Picher, Oklahoma one of the most toxic places in America, but a dwindling population still calls it home. The Creek Runs Red explores the human response to environmental disaster, and the complex connections between people and place.

Independent Lens

Dancing with Photons

by Beverly Morris

Nuclear scientist and Navajo native Dr. Fred Begay blends seemingly contrary beliefs — traditional Navajo world order and nuclear physics.

The Great American Foot Race

by Dan Bigbee and Lily Shangreaux

The story of Andy Payne, a Cherokee who won the Great American Foot Race in 1928, reveals an ordinary young man who triumphed not because of mystical power, but because he believed in himself.


by Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson

Four Lakota Indian families face the persistent challenges of contemporary reservation life.

True Stories

Hopi Quilts

by Pam Stevenson

Visit Hopi quilters on remote Arizona mesas to see how they have made American quilting traditions their own.

In the Light of Reverence

by Christopher McLeod and Malinda Maynor (Lumbee)

Land-use battles in three sacred places pull Native Americans into conflicts with mining companies, New Age practitioners, tourists, and rock climbers.

POV, True Stories

Indian Country Diaries

by Frank Blythe

This two-part series goes inside modern Native American communities in both urban and reservation settings, revealing a diverse people working to revitalize their culture.

Indian Relay

by Charles Dye

Follow teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season.

Independent Lens

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Indians: An Unexpected Story

by Katahdin Productions

A four-part series that chronicles the unexpected history of Native American nations in the 20th century.


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