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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
The Potawatomi Indians (Prairie Band) of Kansas are portrayed in this film which has been some forty to fifty years in the making. The original footage was taken by Floyd A. Schultz, an amateur anthropologist, between 1930 and 1941. These scenes have been supplemented by historical still shots, maps, and other archival documents assembled from various sources in the 1960s and 1970s. During the summers of 1978 and 1979 Donald Stull, a professor of anthropology presently at the University of Kansas, conducted field interviews with some of the originally-photographed Potawatomi along with their friends and relatives. Portions of those interviews provide the primary soundtrack for the resulting film entitled Neshnabek: The People.
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