Trail of Tears (DVD): a Native American documentary collection.

Disc 1. Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy (105 min.) — Disc 2. Black Indians : an American story (52 min.) ; Native American healing in the 21st century (52 min.) ; Our spirits don’t speak English : Indian boarding school (53 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note : Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: written by Daniel Blake Smith ; produced by Chip Richie and Steven R. Heape ; directed by Chip Richie.
Creation/Production Credits Note : Black Indians: written by Daniel Blake Smith ; directed by Chip Richie.
Creation/Production Credits Note : Native American healing in the 21st century: written by Howard Fisher ; produced and directed by Chip Richie.
Creation/Production Credits Note : Our spirits don’t speak English: written by Dan Agent ; directed by Chip Richie.
Performer Note : Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: narrator, James Earl Jones ; host, Wes Studi ; celebrity voices, James Garner, Crystal Gayle, John Buttrum, Douglas Wilder.
Performer Note : Black Indians: narrator, James Earl Jones.
Performer Note : Native American healing in the 21st century: narrator, Gregg Howard.
Performer Note : Our spirits don’t speak English: narrator, Gayle Ross.
Summary Note : Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their children and elders.
Summary Note : Black Indians: Explores issues of racial identity between the mixed-descent peoples of both Native American and African American heritage. James Earl Jones is himself a Black Indian.
Summary Note : Native American healing in the 21st century: Learn from today’s respected physicians the crossover of ancient native remedies to present-day medical practices. Explore for healing plants and herbs. Learn from tribal elders traditional healing practices and philosophies. Discover the contents of a recently found 350-year-old medicine bag. Compare the similarities of Native American and Chinese healing.
Summary Note : Our spirits don’t speak English: Imagine you are a child, taken from your home, your family, taken from everything you know. In 1869, the U.S. government enacted a policy of educating Native American children in the ways of western society. By the late 1960’s, more than 100,000 had been forced to attend Indian Boarding School.