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Beach, Adam 1972-

Overview
Works: 109 works in 398 publications in 5 languages and 19,642 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television programs  Interviews  War films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Producer, Interviewee, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adam Beach
Flags of our fathers by DreamWorks Animation ( Visual )
49 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 3,079 WorldCat member 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 of their lives during war
Smoke signals ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the journey of two Coeur d'Alene Indian boys from Idaho to Arizona. Victor is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family. Thomas is a gregarious, goofy young man orphaned as an infant by a fire which Victor's father accidentally started while drunk. Thomas is a storyteller who makes every effort to connect with the people around him; Victor, in contrast, uses his quiet demeanor to gain strength and confidence. When Victor's estranged father dies in Arizona the two young men embark on a journey to recover his ashes. Along the way the two learn a number of life lessons from each other and those around them
Windtalkers by John Woo ( Visual )
36 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,185 WorldCat member 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. These men were to be guarded as they went into action. It was the unspoken duty of the Marine to kill this soldier before he could be taken prisoner of war by the Japanese
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Yves Simoneau ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,686 WorldCat member 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
Comanche moon ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member 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
Skinwalkers ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 939 WorldCat member 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
Squanto a warrior's tale by Walt Disney Home Video ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member 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
Coyote waits ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member 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 )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member 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."
Reel injun ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traveling through the heartland of America, 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, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day
Flight by Sherman Alexie ( )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member 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
Coyote summer by Matias Alvarez ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member 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
Joe Dirt ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member 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
Spirit rider ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Without warning, a 16 year-old Native American orphan is uprooted from his latest foster home and returned to the reservation of his birth. He slowly begins to adjust to his new life with his grandfather but someone who knows the awful secret surrounding his mother's death is determined to destroy his newfound happiness. For the two adversaries, an annual horse race culminates in a life-and-death struggle that could finish them both
Cowboys & aliens by Daniel Craig ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Old West ... where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It's a town that lives in fear
Dance me outside by Bruce McDonald ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member 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
A warrior's heart ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In shock and denial over his marine father's death in combat, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan starts acting out in self destructive ways until he's kicked off the team and sent to a wilderness lacrosse camp run by his dad's combat buddy. Strengthened by the support and understanding of his newfound love, and through a deep understanding of the game and its Native American roots, he opens his eyes to the true meaning of sportsmanship, love, and life
Older than America ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member 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
Luna spirit of the whale ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member 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
The song of Hiawatha ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member 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
 
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Languages
English (220)
German (17)
Italian (4)
Spanish (4)
French (2)
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