Blackfeet Encounter, A
Exploring the only deadly clash between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, filmmakers trace the aftermath of the expedition's arrival and investigate the challenges and triumphs of the Blackfeet today, discovering a rich history and culture. More »
Program Length: 57 minutes
Production Staff: Producers: Curly Bear Wagner (Blackfoot) & Dennis Neary
Production Company: Native View Pictures and the Going-to-the-Sun Institute
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Public Broadcast Release: April 2007
In the summer of 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition headed home from the Pacific Ocean. But Meriwether Lewis had not yet accomplished a mission from Thomas Jefferson, which would take him into the heart of Blackfeet country in what is now Montana and force him into the expedition's only life-or-death encounter with a party of Blackfeet Indians. Not only did this chance confrontation put a new perspective on a peaceful expedition, it impacted the fate of the Blackfeet people forever.
A Blackfeet Encounter uncovers the rich Blackfeet history and culture, traces the aftermath of the expedition's arrival and illustrates the challenges and triumphs of the Blackfeet people today.
Tags: Blackfeet, historical, Lewis and Clark, Montana, culture, preservation
Product ID: BFEN-07-E