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Wind River Indian Reservation

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School Bd/College/University DVD: $295


Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 33 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

Wind River is a modern-day story of cowboys and Indians. White ranchers on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming are fighting to protect their long-held water rights for irrigated agriculture. The Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes are fighting to save the de-watered Wind River and a part of their own heritage. This is a classic example of the changing face of the West, as environmentalists and Indian activists use the courts in an attempt to curtail some of the traditional, but harmful, practices of white ranchers and farmers.

Awards: Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film Festival; Best of Category, EarthVision Environmental Film & Video Festival Merit Award, International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula

Links: http://www.highplainsfilms.org - the producerís site