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The Decade of Destruction, Classroom Version Series
The Indians

The displaced Indian tribes of the Amazon rainforest.

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16 minutes
Directed by Adrian Cowell
Produced by Adrian Cowell, Nomad Films Ltd

There are many Indian tribes that have always lived in the forest. The Brazilian Government's Indian Agency, knowing what contact with "civilization" was likely to bring to the Indians, tried to protect them against the invading road builders and colonists and the diseases they would bring with them. Search parties were sent out in advance. Reserves were set up. But it was to no avail. Colonists and loggers invaded the reserves, and tragically many Indians succumbed.

Other titles in the series are:

The Rainforest - The mechanics of a rainforest.

The Colonists - Colonists invading the rainforest.

The Development Road - The road to rainforest destruction.

The Rubber Tappers - Rubber tappers live sustainable lifestyle.

The Politicians - Politicians plunder the Amazon rainforest.

Grade Level: 6-12
US Release Date: 1991     Copyright Date: 1991
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-459-1     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-357-8

"A sobering true story of human rapacity, The Decade of Destruction: The Indians is highly recommended for classroom viewing, along with the rest of The Decade of Destruction series: The Rainforest, The Colonists, The Development Road, The Rubber Tappers, and The Politicians."
The Midwest Book Review

"The tragedy is examined an unambiguous and intelligent manner."
Children's Video Review Newsletter

DVD $59
VHS $59
DVD $35
VHS $35

The Indians

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Developing World
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