Indian Relay

Indian Relay follows multiple teams from different tribes as they compete throughout the Indian Relay season. Many of the teams consist of families with Indian Relay roots stretching back generations. Bragging rights and money are at stake for the teams that compete in the Indian Relay circuit.

The following are video chapters created to match with lesson plans outlined in the educational guide for Indian Relay.

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Charles Dye has over 15 years experience working in the development and production of independent documentaries. He is the founder of Dye Film Works, which has produced films such as Indian Relay.

A style of bareback horse racing involving four to eight teams, consist of families with Indian Relay roots stretching back generations. Bragging rights and money are at stake for the teams that compete in the circuit.

For Tribal Nations of the American Rocky Mountains and high plains, the thrilling competition and excitement of Indian Relay gets people talking.  

“At the end of the day, what people sit around and talk about is Indian Relay,” said Charles Dye, the director of the new documentary entitled Indian Relay.

 
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