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Storytellers, the

Keepers of the Sacred Traditions of Pipemakers

1997, 39:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 833.02

Native Americans saw the history of their land differently than the White Man. Filmed on location in the Great Smoky Mountains, this video gives a revealing historic overview of the Southeast Woodland, Northeast Woodland and Plains Indian tribes... as they remembered it.
The early European settlers brought many new things to this land called America. They brought horses and guns. The brought mumps, measles and small pox that destroyed entire Indian nations. They even taught the Indians how to scalp their enemies.
The Indians in return, taught the Europeans the principles of democracy. The benefits of aspirin. How to make popcorn, glue and other useful items. And, how to preserve the wonderful natural environment that the Creator had given to all people.

Directed by: Tom Miles, George Hoffman

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