Bryce Canyon Tribal Perspectives Film

Two people film a tribal member being interviewed in the woods.
Northern Ute tribal elder being filmed during an interview for the project.

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Bryce Canyon National Park (UT), in conjunction with Harpers Ferry Center (WV) and the NPS Intermountain Region's Cultural Anthropology program, produced a film featuring tribal member perspectives and oral historical accounts of Bryce Canyon and the surrounding landscape. The film features interviews with tribal elders from the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Navajo Nation of Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Tribal representatives discuss their longstanding connections to the area, traditional resource use, and the relationship between ongoing cultural practice and resource stewardship. The Bryce Canyon tribal perspectives film is a component of the human history section of the park's new Visitor's Center exhibits to be installed in early 2016.

Last updated: February 19, 2016