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American Outrage: A Documentary That Rides the Rails of Indian Hating (review)

American Outrage: A Documentary That Rides the Rails of Indian Hating (review) Film Review American Outrage. Directed by Beth Gage and George Gage. New York: First Run Features, 2009. 56 mins. DVD, $24.95. A Documentary That Rides the Rails of Indian Hating Anne Keala Kelly American Outrage follows the decades-long legal battle between the United States and Carrie and Mary Dann, two Western Shoshone elders referred to by many affectionately as "the Dann sisters." It's beautifully shot, edited, and written, something to recommend. Everyone should know the Danns and what is happening to their part of the world. This film does this with power and grace. Viewers will come away with a sense of the sisters and their struggle, and the scene where Carrie Dann resists arrest and climbs into a cattle-loading chute to block BLM agents from confiscating her horses makes the film a must-see. In brief, what the film discloses is that in 1863 the United States and the Western Shoshone signed a treaty of peace and friendship called the Treaty of Ruby Valley. At that time the United States was engaged in a civil war and needed money--even civil wars are expensive. The discovery of gold in the West became a source of funding for that war, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Indian Quarterly University of Nebraska Press

American Outrage: A Documentary That Rides the Rails of Indian Hating (review)

The American Indian Quarterly , Volume 34 (1) – Feb 6, 2009

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Film Review American Outrage. Directed by Beth Gage and George Gage. New York: First Run Features, 2009. 56 mins. DVD, $24.95. A Documentary That Rides the Rails of Indian Hating Anne Keala Kelly American Outrage follows the decades-long legal battle between the United States and Carrie and Mary Dann, two Western Shoshone elders referred to by many affectionately as "the Dann sisters." It's beautifully shot, edited, and written, something to recommend. Everyone should know the Danns and what is happening to their part of the world. This film does this with power and grace. Viewers will come away with a sense of the sisters and their struggle, and the scene where Carrie Dann resists arrest and climbs into a cattle-loading chute to block BLM agents from confiscating her horses makes the film a must-see. In brief, what the film discloses is that in 1863 the United States and the Western Shoshone signed a treaty of peace and friendship called the Treaty of Ruby Valley. At that time the United States was engaged in a civil war and needed money--even civil wars are expensive. The discovery of gold in the West became a source of funding for that war,

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The American Indian QuarterlyUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Feb 6, 2009

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