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Trudell, John

Works: 115 works in 201 publications in 2 languages and 4,121 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films  Road films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Detective and mystery films  Biography 
Roles: Contributor, Actor, Author, Interviewee, Performer, Singer, Narrator, Lyricist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Trudell
Reel Injun( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An entertaining and provocative look at Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans, Reel Injun journeys through a century of cinema to set the record straight. Traveling through the heartland of the U.S., to the Black Hills and Monument Valley, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding -- and misunderstanding -- of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films document the shift from nuanced silent-era heroes to the Western's "noble savage" stereotype, leading up to the bourgeoning Native independent scene of Smoke Signals and The Fast Runner. Containing candid interviews with celebrated directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, and Russell Means, Reel Injun is an insightful and essential compendium for understanding the racial politics of Hollywood and the continuing artistic vibrancy of Native peoples." -- Back of container
Incident at Oglala by Michael Apted( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the 1975 incident where armed FBI agents illegally entered the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, resulting in the deaths of a Native American and two FBI agents. Explores the controversy and potential abuse of justice surrounding the case of Leonard Peltier, who was the sole person in the incident convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison
Smoke signals( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of two young Native American men, Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire, were literally connected by accident when both were infants and Arnold, Victor's father, saved Thomas's life. The two have radically different memories of Arnold Joseph-- Victor only remembers his father's alcoholism, abuse, and abandonment, while Thomas prefers to remember Arnold as a hero, exaggerating Arnold's life and deeds in a mythmaking fashion that drives Victor crazy. When Arnold dies, Thomas offers Victor funding for the trip from Idaho to Phoenix to get Arnold's remains, but only if Thomas goes with him. In Phoenix, a confrontation with the reality of the dead man's legacy has a profound effect on both young men. Smoke signals is the first feature film written, directed, and co-produced by a Native American
Wounded Knee : Lyrik und Jazz vom Überlebenskampf nordamerikanischer Indianer( )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunderheart by John Fusco( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, part-Sioux FBI agent is sent to solve a murder on an Indian reservation. There he meets the irreverent local sheriff and the tribe's religious leader, who helps the agent begin to understand his lost heritage. Gradually, he comes to believe that the U.S. government has framed an innocent man, but finds that he and those around him are thrown into danger because of his suspicions
Trudell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life and work of John Trudell, a Native American poet, musician and political activist of Santee Sioux heritage
Powwow highway by Jonathan Wacks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the Lame Deer tribe in Montana, mystically-driven Philbert Bono and big, plain-spoken activist Buddy Red Bow are sent on a road trip in a dilapidated 1964 Buick named Protector when Buddy's sister winds up in hot water with the law in Santa Fe. Along the way they encounter life-changing experiences before they reach their final destination and a deeper understanding of each other.--Container
Of Earth and elders : visions and voices from native America by Serle Chapman( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thoughts, explanations, opinions, prose, and individual perspectives by Native Americans; accompanied by Serle Chapman's photographs
Lines from a mined mind by John Trudell( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Trudell's potent imagery and passionate convictions have established his international reputation as a poet and musician and Native American activist. For the first time, this collection brings together lyrics from Trudell's twenty-five year recording career. Featuring new poetry and perspectives that will appeal to fans of yesterday and today, Lines from a Mined Mind digs deep, revealing the incendiary intersection of music and activism."--Jacket
AKA grafitti man by John Trudell( Recording )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half of anything( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that poses the question "What is a REAL Indian?" to four participants who examine the notion of how Indian identity is constructed from their individual and often very personal perspectives. Struggling at times to answer the question, they reveal the difficulty of determining what identity is
A thousand roads( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of four Native Americans take a significant turn as they confront the crises that arise in a single day
The national parks. America's best idea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 20th century, America has a dozen national parks, but they are a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. The conservation movement, after failing to stop the Hetch Hetchy dam, pushes the government to establish one unified agency to oversee all the parks, leading to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916. Its first director, Stephen Mather, a wealthy businessman and passionate park advocate who fought vigorously to establish the NPS, launches an energetic campaign to expand the national park system and bring more visitors to the parks. Among his efforts is to protect the Grand Canyon from encroaching commercial interests and establish it as a national park, rather than a national monument
Dreamkeeper by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly Lakota storyteller asks his grandson to drive him from his home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to a powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Along the way, he regales the troubled teenager with Native American folklore drawn from many different tribes
If a tree falls( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honor¹ : [a benefit for the Honor the Earth Campaign]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to choose( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Mountain Stage live( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are the halluci nation by Tribe Called Red (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No more smoke signals by Fanny Bräuning( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kili Radio, the 'Voice of the Lakota Nation, ' is broadcast out of a small wooden house in the vast countryside of South Dakota. There, people converge to speak to the community about daily concerns and in doing so, strengthen their sense of identity. Daily existence on America's poorest reservation is hard. ... Instead of sending smoke signals the radio station transmits its own signals across a vast and magnificent landscape ... A film about the role of media, as well as an up-close look at present day life on the reservation"--Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Of Earth and elders : visions and voices from native America
Alternative Names
John Trudell Amerikaans acteur (1946-2015)

John Trudell attivista, cantautore e attore statunitense

John Trudell indianischer Freiheitskämpfer, Musiker und Schauspieler

John Trudell piosenkarz i aktor amerykański

Джон Труделл


English (91)

German (4)

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