Blackfeet Encounter, A

Exploring the only deadly clash between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, A Blackfeet Encounter discovers a rich Blackfeet history and culture, traces the aftermath of the expedition's arrival and investigates the challenges and triumphs of the Blackfeet people today.

Dennis Neary has been writing professionally since 1974, when he graduated from Indiana University.  He is one of the owners of Native View Pictures, and owner of Neary Creative, a production services company in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He has received a Clio

Curly Bear Wagner has served as cultural director for the Blackfeet Nation, is president and founder of the Going-to-the-Sun Institute, and is great-grandson of the famous Blackfeet, Chief Red Crow.

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I received word this weekend that our friend and Blackfeet elder Curly Bear died. I got to meet him years ago during my tribal tourism days in South Dakota with ATTA. We were reacquainted a few years ago when we brought the doc he did with Dennis Neary to Public Television. http://www.visionmaker.org/blackfeet_e.html

This film uncovers the rich Blackfeet history and culture, traces the aftermath of the expedition's arrival and illustrates the challenges and triumphs of the Blackfeet people today.
 
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A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.

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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.