Documentary


Wind River
The battle over water rights on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

33 minutes
DVD-R version available
Color
Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 2000
ISBN (VHS): 1-56029-821-9
ISBN (DVD): 1-59458-077-4

Directed by Drury Gunn Carr
Produced by High Plains Films



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.


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Dr. Cynthia Annett,
Oct 22, 2009, 11:38 AM