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CLIP 11405

Clash of cultures

Clash of cultures

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Key Info
  • Clash of cultures
  • Duration: 04:15
  • Lakota Sioux elder Black Elk describes the life of the Lakota Sioux before the arrival of the whites, also known as the Wasichu or 'greedy people'. The Plains Indians lived a nomadic life, following the buffalo and living off the land. This brought them into conflict with the encroaching settlers and US government, leading to their eventual defeat and confinement into reservations.
  • Subject:



    USA: The American West

  • Keywords: plains, Indians, Lakota, Sioux, Wasichu, whites
Ideas for use in class
  • Imagine a bag full of words which you could draw out. Which words would you put in this bag to describe the events in this clip? Possible words are: tragic, disastrous, unfair. What others?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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