In the Land of the War Canoes

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In the Land of the War Canoes

  • 1973 ----- b & w ----- 43 min ----- 16mm
  • (Original title: In the Land of the Head Hunters) A saga of Kwakiutl Indian life on the Northwest Coast of America filmed in the summer of 1914 at Kwakiutl vilages on Vancouver Island by Edward S. Curtis. Lost for many years, the film was recently rediscovered; it has been reconditioned and an authentic soundtrack has been added. It presents a fictional story of love, war and death that has its basis in Kwakiutl legend and rituals. (Release of University of Washington Press)
  • Topics: (American Indian Studies, Motion Pictures: Documentary, Pacific Northwest)