The EPA calls the mining town of Picher, Oklahoma the most toxic place in America, but the Quapaw tribe still calls it home. Today the town is divided by fears of serious health risks, environmental politics, civic pride, and old racial tensions between the Quapaw people and the non-Indian community who share the town. The Creek Runs Red
explores the human response to an environmental disaster and the complex connection between people and place.
Program Length: 57 minutes
Production Staff: Producers/Directors: Bradley Beesley, James Payne and Julianna Brannum (Comanche)
Production Company: The Creek Runs Red, LLC & KERA
Public Broadcast Release: November 2007
environmental, Quapaw, land, lead, superfund, Picher, Oklahoma