Long Before We Were Born - Introduction

Members of several Indian tribes offer comparisons of the past and present regarding water, food, shelter, staying warm, transportation, money, communication, and storytelling.

Long Before We Were Born contains stories by tribal members from North Dakota to the northwest Pacific coast of specific topics related to their traditional ways of life before contact with Europeans as compared to the present.

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Producer

Sally Thompson (Producer/Director), Ken Furrow, Dan Kane (Videographers), Danika Sandoz (Editor)

Source

“Long Before We Were Born” Regional Learning Project, The University of Montana, Center for Continuing Education 2009

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