Wednesday, 18 May 2011

"The Heritage"

"The Heritage"
Original NBC Broadcast - 30 October 1968

Universal TV
Executive Producer Norman Macdonnell
Produced by Joel Rogosin
Written by Stephen Lord
Directed by Leo Penn

(shown in the ride in)
John McIntire as Clay Grainger
Doug McClure as Trampas
David Hartman as David Sutton [not in this episode]
Sara Lane as Elizabeth Grainger
and James Drury as The Virginian

Guest star: Buffy Sainte-Marie [Nai'Be]

Season 7. Ep 7. A young Indian woman returns home after completing her education but isn't sure whether or not she wants to return to her old life.

The Heritage (1)

The Heritage (2)

The Heritage (3)

The Heritage (4)

The Heritage (5)

The Heritage (6)


Maggiebeth said...

100% real and honest...

Tim McMullen said...

In my American Studies high school class, my students read several pieces that explored a similar theme: "Chee's Daughter" by Juanita Platero and Siyowin Miller, "Lullaby" by Leslie Silko, and "Remarks on the Natives of North America" by Ben Franklin along with several chapters from Dee Brown's great Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

We explored the sources of negative stereotype in the media with Mark Twain's essay on Cooper's novels, a radio episode of The Lone Ranger called "The Iron Horse," and two songs from the fifties, Faron Young's "Yellow Bandana" and Rex Allen's "Son, Don't Go Near the Indians."

The unit was completed with my performance of Danny O'Keefe's "Chief Joseph," Joe Ely's "Indian Cowboy," Peter La Farge's "Ballad of Ira Hayes," and Buffy's own recordings of the brilliant and powerful "Now That the Buffalo's Gone," "My Country 'Tis of thy People You're Dying," and "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." Having retired this year, after forty years of teaching, I don't miss much, but I do miss those units that allowed students to encounter ideas and experiences that the "test driven curriculum" has attempted to purge from our schools.

Anonymous said...

When a story with a white woman that experiences a native lifestyle and is not sure to go back to "civilization"...