Expedition and House Burning (in the Educational section of Open Video Project). [Category: Public Service]

Silent footage of natives engaging in a complex cultural practice that culminates in the burning of a grass house. This is obviously one of the “Apa Tani” films, but beyond that, I know little about what’s going on. A woman who appears to be a white female anthropologist appears in this one, but she’s no help. I sure wish I had some context in which to put these striking images of native culture.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: **** (gets docked a star for lack of context). Overall Rating: ***.

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