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DIGADOHI: Lands, Cherokee and the Trail of Tears

Overview

Genre
Anthropology and History
Synopsis

DIGADOHI means lands in Cherokee and the story of their removal is recorded in the documents and archaeology at places along the Trail of Tears like the Snelson-Brinker farm in Missouri, and in the traditions and family histories of the Cherokee today. July 4th, 2017 the historic Snelson-Brinker cabin was burnt to the ground. A witness site to ethnic cleansing, the farm is one of the few sites on the Trail of Tears to be studied. Using cutting edge archaeological methods, STEM, and archival research, a group of researchers, community activists and Cherokee leaders work to rescue a historic property from the arsonist's flames and identify the graves of the Cherokee who died there.
The film chronicles a year of those investigations and others along the Trail
of Tears and weaves the family stories - European, African, and Native - that
were unearthed there into the national story of America.

Stage
finished
Running time
56 and 61 minutes

Credits

  • Monty Dobson ... Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer
  • Andrew Devenney ... Co-Producer
  • Joshua D Koenig ... Co-Producer
  • Daniel Bracken ... Co-Editor
  • Deborah Taffa ... Co-Writer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Stratigraphic Productions LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2017-2019
Locations
Missouri, Alabama, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Georgia

Distribution Details

Release year
2020
Festivals
Tribal Film Festival. The International Archaeology Film Festival
Distribution
Public Television via NETA - National Educational Telecommunications Association
Language
English

Photos

Screen shot 2019-12-16 at 3.11.43 pm_thumb

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