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Raised in the home of a grandmother who spoke only Mohawk, Sakokweniónkwas (Tom Porter) was asked from a young age, to translate for his elders.He is able to recall in vivid detail, the stories and ceremonies of a culture hovering on the brink of extinction. After devoting most of his adult life to revitalizing the culture and language of his people, Tom finally records here, the teachings of a generation of elders who have been gone for more than 20 years.

Iroquois Teachings as passed down through the oral tradition by Tom Sakokwenionkwas Porter

Choctaw Indian Legends

Choctaw Indian Legends

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Teaching the Lakota Language to the Lakota

Teaching the Lakota language to the Lakota

Only people speak the Lakota language, few of them under but people are working to keep it alive

Lakota Lullaby :) One I very often sang to my boys ...I learned it from my Uncle  Tim when I was young...of course it was longer than a minute and a half. Lakota Lullaby (words and translation on  screen): http://youtu.be/dNulkDwFAxY

From Edison films catalog: One of the most peculiar customs of the Sioux Tribe is here shown, the dancers being genuine Sioux Indians, in full war paint and .

Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835 (Indians of the Southeast)

Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, (Indians of the Southeast)

▶ Russell Means: Welcome To The Reservation (YouTube). American Indian Russell Means gives an eye-opening 90 minute interview in which he explains how American Indians have been enslaved within de facto prisoner of war camps as a result of the federal government's restrictions.

The United States is one big reservation, and we are all in it. So says Russell Means, legendary actor, political activist and leader for the American Indian.