Talena Sanders
Prospector
2015
16mm transferred to HD
13:30 TRT
19th century acculturation of two groups living thousands of miles apart, but sharing the same name, depending on who you talk to and what language you say it in. Parallel histories of invasion, assimilation, aspirations, valuation, and re-evaluation. Prospectors, colonists, and tourists searching future sites of luxury resources and romance.

Text/audio drawn from Lord Macaulay's Minute on Indian Education (1835), Capt. Richard H. Pratt's speech advocating for Indian Industrial schools (1892), "Christopher Columbus" Mel-o-Toons (1960), Jaypee Greens Luxury Condo promotional video (2009), GE Show n' Tell Picturesound Indian Pow-Wow (1964).
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