“These DVDs feature the songs and stories of Winnebago Women, but their stories and relationships could apply to people everywhere. Instructors could use them for history, culture and human development studies. Excellent examples of the oral tradition, the stories are told by the women who experienced them rather than as interpretations by others. These films bring back something we need to do in our own families. The length ranges from 15 to 22 minutes, which makes them attractive viewing in the classroom or at home.” --Tribal College Journal.
All of these DVDs are closed-captioned. Produced by Jocelyn Riley, they are available from HER OWN WORDS® catalog, PO BOX 5264, Madison, WI 53705-0264; phone 608-271-7083;
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Big Sister, Little Sister: American Indian Women's Stories
DVD (cc)15 minutes, $19.95; order #16003; ISBN 978-1-60118-018-6.
Resource guide 114 pages; $19.95; order #16002; ISBN 978-1-60118-058-2. The flip sides of being older and being the baby. "Excellent examples of the oral tradition, the stories are told by the women who experienced them rather than as interpretations by others. These films bring back something we need to do in our own families." --Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education. "Big Sister, Little Sister makes effective use of personal narrative. Viewers will find this short film a touching testament to family, the Native American experience, and the aspects of life that we all share" --School Library Journal.
Her Mother Before Her: American Indian Women's Stories of Mothers and Grandmothers
DVD (cc) 22 min.; $19.95; order #10003; ISBN 978-1-60118-019-3.
Resource guide 114 pages.; $19.95; order #10002; ISBN 978-1-60118-059-9. Celebrating generations, including a newborn granddaughter. Traditional songs sung by Rebecca Greendeer and Irene Thundercloud. "Flawless technical construction; well crafted and moving" --Video Rating Guide. "Profound cultural universals" --Native Peoples. "Excellent; very high intellectual quality and production standards" --Practical Historian.
Mountain Wolf Woman: 1884-1960
DVD (cc) 17 min.; $19.95; order #5003; ISBN 978-1-60118-020-9.
Resource guide 114 pages, $19.95; order #5002; ISBN 978-1-600118-060-8. Narrated by Mountain Wolf Woman's granddaughter, Naomi Russell; based on the autobiography edited by Nancy Oestreich Lurie (Univ. of Michigan Press). Authentic Winnebago wedding song sung by Irene Thundercloud, baskets, beads, ribbon applique, cranberry marshes, moccasins, wigwams, frybread, and scenes from a powwow. "Absolutely superb" --Practical Historian. "Seamless and fascinating; technically excellent" --Library Journal. "Sensitive portrayal" -- Museumedia. Certificate of Recognition, Wisconsin Dept of Public instruction American Indian History & Culture Program.
Sisters and Friends: American Indian Women's Stories
DVD (cc) 15 min.; $19.95; order #14003; ISBN 978-1-60118-021-6.
Resource guide 114 pages, $19.95; order #14002; ISBN 978-1-60118-061-2. Six contemporary women share stories filled with love and laughter. "Technically excellent" --School Library Journal. "Heart-warming, gentle video. Recommended" --Multi-Cultural Review.
Winnebago Women: American Indian Songs and Stories
DVD (cc) 19 min.; $19.95; order #9003; ISBN 978-1-60118-022-3.
Resource guide 114 pages, $19.95; order #9002; ISBN 978-1-60118-062-9. Five contemporary American Indian women celebrate continuing traditions. "Very effective and moving. Highly recommended for all types of libraries" --Library Journal. "Like a silent stream, deep and refreshing" --Native Peoples. "An inspiring look at a beautiful artistic tradition" --Teaching Equity.