Way of the Warrior [electronic resource] / National Endowment for the Humanities ; CPB ; a production of Wisconsin Public Television, in association with Native American Public Telecommunications ; writer, producer, Patty Loew.

Lincoln, NE : Vision Maker Media, 2006.
1 online resource (57 minutes)

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Academic Video Online.
Indian veterans -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Indians.
Documentary films.
In English.
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Exploring the warrior ethic among Native Americans, this documentary also reveals how Native communities have traditionally viewed their warriors and why, during the 20th century, Native men and women have signed up for military service at a rate three times higher than non-Indians.This documentary examines the visceral nature of war and the bravery of Native-American veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War--and came to grips with the difficult post-war personal and societal conditions.The program honors the endurance and sacrifice of individuals such as Mitchell Red Cloud (Ho-Chunk), a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient; Ira Hayes (Pima), one of the flag raisers on Iwo Jima; Phil Coon (Creek), a Bataan Death March survivor; and John Yahola (Creek), a member of the Red Stick Warrior Society.Their stories are examined through the prism of what it means to be "ogichidaa," one who protects and follows the way of the warrior. Dramatic historical footage, period photographs and sound effects juxtaposed with photos of veterans in more genial settings, away from combat with family and friends stateside, create portrait of not just the warrior, but the paradox of a warrior's motivations.
Title from resource description page (viewed June 24, 2016).
Loew, Patty, producer, screenwriter, narrator.
Alexander Street Press.
Wisconsin Public Television, production company.
Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc., production company.
National Endowment for the Humanities, production company.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, production company.
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