The Blackfeet, The Great Northern Railway, and Glacier National Park
This film, produced by Quinn Smith (Chickasaw) for the IACB, explores the history of the Blackfeet people in early twentieth century, particularly in relation to the creation of Glacier National Park. The historic photos used in this film come from the collection of the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, Montana. Many of these images were collected from various sources by Ralph Reiner of Billings, Montana, as part of his research for an unpublished manuscript The Blackfeet of Montana. Ernie Heavy Runner and Darrell Norman, both respected Blackfeet elders, narrate the film and share their knowledge of these events and people. These images and the oral histories shared by Mr. Heavy Runner and Mr. Norman, present a unique perspective on this era from a Native American viewpoint.
Equity Through Stories
For the Duke Gardens Equity Through Stories Research, I have created three audio documentaries featuring the voices of Indigenous people throughout the Carolinas.
Indigenous Land Relationships | Duke Gardens
Indigenous people are as present today as ever before, and we carry with us the knowledge that our ancestors have known for millennia and fought to hold on to amid genocide. This documentary explores Indigenous land relationships throughout North Carolina featuring Vickie Jefferies (Occaneechi Band…