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Title: " Land, The "
Although the tribe's sacred legends indicate a history that began as far east as the Atlantic Ocean, this lesson focuses on the land that the Omaha knew in the early 1800s, some 93 million acres in the central United States, and the present Omaha Indian Reservation in Thurston County. During this period, dramatic transitions in the lifestyle of the Omaha have occurred. Less than 150 years ago, they are described as being a thriving and vital culture; as being well adapted and living in harmony with the natural environment. Today, however, their community is beset by two startling, interrelated problems: an unemployment rate of more than 50 percent and an alcoholism rate of nearly 80 percent. This transition is traced to the outside forces that shaped the lives of the Omaha.
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Production Date: 1979
Length: 30 minutes
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Series Title: OMAHA TRIBE: THE LAND, THE PEOPLE, THE FAMILY