Way of the Warrior

Categories: History, War
55min | 2007
This documentary examines the visceral nature of war and the bravery of Native-American veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War--and came to grips with the difficult post-war personal and societal conditions.

The program honors the endurance and sacrifice of individuals such as Mitchell Red Cloud (Ho-Chunk), a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient; Ira Hayes (Pima), one of the flag raisers on Iwo Jima; Phil Coon (Creek), a Bataan Death March survivor; and John Yahola (Creek), a member of the red Stick Warrior society.


Their stories are examined through the prism of what it means to be "ogichidaa," one who protects and follows the WAY OF THE WARRIOR. Dramatic historical footage, period photographs and sound effects juxtaposed with photos of veterans in more genial settings, away from combat with family and friends stateside, create portrait of not just the warrior, but the paradox of a warrior's motivations.

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Topics: Interview, Veteran, War, Preservation, Combat, Native Americans, Korean War, Vietnam War, Honor, Closed Caption, American History
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Jimmy James Castro
Jimmy James Castro
September 18, 2013
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Vision Maker Media
Vision Maker Media
June 26, 2013
A
Gloria Newton
Gloria Newton
December 8, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing the truth with me.
Kristine Bongo
Kristine Bongo
November 8, 2012
Loved this film, it filled me with so many different emotions. Many thanks to the Warriors of the World.
Kristine Bongo
Kristine Bongo
November 8, 2012
PS-This film is approx 55min in length-but worth your time in honor of Veteran's Day Nov 11th
Bunny Czarnopys
Bunny Czarnopys
October 7, 2012
This is a well done film which honors the Warrior Way! Getting ready for the Warriors Healing on the Red Road Workshop 11-2-12. It will be a Good One.
Joni Taylor Tucker
Joni Taylor Tucker
November 3, 2012
It was an Excellent day Bunny- Many Thanks