Before There Were Parks (DVD-PBS 26min. Version)


This Home Video DVD (PBS version) presents the film as it was showcased on national PBS.  The film was edited only slightly to bring it to a standard PBS length of 26 minutes.  

This DVD also includes 26 minutes of extra interview footage not seen in the broadcast.


Before There Were Parks: Yellowstone and Glacier Through Native Eyes - Home Video (PBS version)

From time immemorial, Native Americans have regarded the lands now called Yellowstone and Glacier as significant and sacred. Today, nearly 30 tribal nations maintain official ties to these national parks, and many tribal leaders consider ongoing Native involvement in these areas necessary to the long-term health of America's endangered indigenous cultures.

In BEFORE THERE WERE PARKS: YELLOWSTONE AND GLACIER THROUGH NATIVE EYES, narrated by N. Scott Momaday, more than a dozen of these leaders and experts from across the region offer a respectful introduction to the knowledge that tribal people here have passed down for at least the past 12,000 years. Viewers discover why Glacier and Yellowstone are so important to American Indians - for reasons far beyond their recent status as National Parks.

This PBS Version DVD includes:

A 26 minute version of the film plus

26 mintues of additional insights from the participants.  Total of 65 minutes with special features.

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