Seeking the Spirit: Plains Indians in Russia

Beatrice Medicine and Liucija Baskaukas

1997, 27:30 minutes, colour, English, Russian, Lithuanian


This award winning video documents Lakota First Nation people's costumes, songs and dances as perceived by Russian people who view the natives as spiritual survivors from oppression. More unusual, is the response of Lakota people in the United States whose opinions of this cultural borrowing presents a unique treatment of indigenous views.

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