Beach, Adam 1972-
Most widely held works by Adam Beach
Flags of our fathers ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,183 libraries worldwide
The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and their lives during war.
Smoke signals ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,811 libraries worldwide
Depicts two young Native Americans, Victor and Thomas, who leave their small town to retrieve the remains of Victor's father.
Windtalkers ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,475 libraries worldwide
A battle-weary Marine is assigned to guard - and ultimately befriends - a young Navajo soldier who has been trained to be a code talker. This code, the Navajo code, and the men who knew the code, were to be guarded as they went into action. It was the unspoken duty of the Marine to kill the Navajo soldier before he could be taken prisoner of war by the Japanese. This is the one wartime code that was never broken by the enemy.
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in the Black Hills--on Sioux land. In this film, the lives of Charles Eastman-a Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor; Senator Henry Dawes-member of the Committee on Indian Affairs; and Sitting Bull intersect in a manner that seems fated. The question that faces the government and the Sioux seems to leave two answers: assimilation versus extermination? It is answered by the assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre of hundreds of Indian men, women, and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890.
Skinwalkers ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
The Navajo Tribal Police investigate the murder of a medicine man. At the crime scene is a partially completed pictograph. One clue sends a chill through a young officer: the arrow used in the killing has a tip of human bone, a sign that a Navajo spirit - a "skinwalker"--Is at work.
Comanche moon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 762 libraries worldwide
Texas Rangers Augustus McCrae and Woodrow F. Call are now young men dealing with the ever increasing tensions of adult life-- Gus with his great love, Clara, and Call with Maggie, the young prostitute who is in love with him. McCrae and Call join a Ranger troop in pursuit of three outlaws: Comanche Chief Buffalo Hump, Comanche horse thief Kicking Wolf and Ahumado, the deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for slow torture. Together, they struggle to protect an advancing western frontier against the defiant Comanches who are determined to defend their territory and their way of life.
Coyote waits ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
In this adaptation of Tony Hillerman's novel, Navajo police detective Joe Leaphorn and officer Jim Chee solve a modern murder and a bank robbery supposedly committed by Butch Cassidy.
A Thief of time ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
"Navajo tribal cops Joe Leaphorn (Wes Studi) and Jim Chee (Adam Beach) delve into the netherworld of illegal archaeological excavations, purloined pots, and slain pot hunters, set against a backdrop of Navajo witches, spirits, and lore."
Joe Dirt ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Joe is searching for the family that left him behind at the Grand Canyon when he was a boy. Along the way he meets up with a shock jock DJ, who targets Joe as the butt of his show. But his plucky spirit and ability to keep it real, has the listeners cheering him on and helps him find a better family than the one he thought he wanted.
Coyote summer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Callie goes from angry teen to confident young woman when she's sent from New York to her aunt and uncle's Coyote Arrow Ranch in Utah for the summer. She and her friend Rafe rescue an abused stallion, hide him in the hills, and train him for the upcoming Crown Invitational.
Flight by Sherman Alexie ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer. The journey begins as he's about to commit a massive act of violence. At the moment of decision, he finds himself shot back through time to resurface in the body of an FBI agent during the civil rights era. It's only the first stop. He continues traveling back to inhabit the body of an Indian child during the battle at Little Bighorn and then ride with an Indian tracker in the 1800s before materializing as an airline pilot jetting through the skies today. During these furious travels through time, his refrain grows: "Who's to judge?" and "I don't understand humans." When finally the young warrior comes back to his own life, he is transformed by all he has seen.
Squanto a warrior's tale ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Indian brave Squanto is kidnapped from America and taken to England to be put on display as a savage. He escapes and when he returns home he brings peace among Pilgrims and a tribe, thus bringing the first Thanksgiving.
A thief of time ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Lt. Joe Leaphorn & Jim Chee, two officers of the Navajo Tribal Police, investigate the disappearance of an anthropologist suspected of selling ancient Indian artifacts on the black market.
Flags of our fathers by Clint Eastwood ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 292 libraries worldwide
For 70,000 Marines this was more than a turning point of World War II, it was the defining moment of their lives. Explores the complicated nature of heroism, courage and patriotism in the harrowing true story of four Marines who fought the bloody battles at Iwo Jima during World War II and how a single photo emerged as one of the most evocative icons of the 20th Century.
Spirit rider ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
A teenager boy who has been in foster homes for ten years, is placed back on his family's reservation with his grandfather, where he struggles to fit in.
Dance me outside ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
When the Kidabanessee Reservation in northern Ontario is shocked by a brutal murder of one of the residents, four teenagers find their friendships put to the ultimate test. The struggle to become men and women becomes entangled with a fight for justice as they find their friendships and romances maturing into something unexpected.
Luna spirit of the whale ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Luna, an orphaned whale becomes the center of a controversy in a small coastal town when a government official is sent to capture it and return it to its pod. The community bands together under the leadership of the local chief to protect the stray whale and let it live freely in the bay.
Reel Injun ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Hollywood has an impressive track record, one that spans more than 4,000 films, of blatantly misrepresenting Native people and their cultures. Featuring interviews with filmmakers and activists such as Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch and Russell Means, Reel Injun delves into the fascinating history of the Hollywood Indian with razor-sharp insight and humor, tracing its checkered cinematic evolution from the silent film era to today.
Older than America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
An Indian woman's visions and a geologist's investigation of an earthquake come together to reveal secrets about the atrocities that took place at a Native American boarding school.
The song of Hiawatha ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
As Hiawatha rises from his nation's youngest war chief to the People's mightiest leader, his reputation spreads across the wilderness, but the winds of change are stirring through the forest.
Action and adventure films Bradley, James,--1954- Bradley, John,--1923-1994 Chee, Jim (Fictitious character) Coeur d'Alene Indians Comedy films Cryptographers Drama Economics Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Gagnon, Rene,--1925-1979 Great Plains Hayes, Ira,--1923-1955 Historical films Historical films History Idaho Indians, Treatment of Indians of North America Iwo Jima, Battle of (Japan : 1945) Japan Leaphorn, Joe, Lt. (Fictitious character) Male friendship Manners and customs Marines Military campaigns Navajo Indians North America Pacific Ocean Police Powers, Ron Sitting Bull,--1831-1890 Television adaptations Teton Indians United States United States.--Bureau of Indian Affairs United States.--Marine Corps United States.--Navy United States--Southwestern States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films West (U.S.) World War (1939-1945) Wounded Knee Massacre (South Dakota : 1890)