Beyond the Mesas

Leigh J Kuwanwisiwma (Director), Allan Holzman (Producer), Stewart B Koyiyumptewa (Producer), Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (Producer), Gerald Eichner (Producer)

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Beyond the Mesas is a thirty-six minute documentary film on the removal of Hopis to on and off-reservation boarding schools and their experiences at schools such as Sherman Institute, Phoenix Indian School, Ganado Mission School, and Stewart Indian School. Topics covered in the film include Hopi understandings of education, early U.S. government attempts to assimilate Hopis, the Orayvi Split, Hopi language loss at American schools, and the future of the Hopi people.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Media of outputDVD
Size36 minutes
StatePublished - Nov 8 2006


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