Skip to Main Content

Filmography - Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: Home

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011

Filmography - Indigenous Peoples of the Americas - General

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011. 

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. To find titles acquired after this filmography was last updated, use keyword searching in ALADIN (

America, un Mundo Nuevo-in Spanish with English Subtitles. 2004. 1 streaming video file (47 min.). After Columbus came the conquistadors: intrepid men who, for good and ill, have left an indelible mark on world history. This program dramatizes the conquests of Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro in the Viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru, stories characterized by courage and brutality-on both sides. In addition, cultural exchanges between New World and Old and their effects over time are considered. Viewer discretion is advised. Not available in French-speaking Canada. An RTVE Production. (Spanish with English subtitles, 47 minutes). E-resource only

Americas. 1993. 10 videodiscs (570 min.). This intimate look at contemporary Latin America examines issues confronting the entire region by focusing on individual communities. DVD 6781-6790

Columbus didn't discover us 1992. 1 videodisc (24 min.). Indians from North, Central, and South America speak of the impact the Columbus legacy has had on the lives of indigenous people. VHS 1980 and DVD 7020

Conquest of America American history in video. 2005. 1 electronic resource (ca. 224 min.). After Columbus discovered America came the men to make a conquest. From all corners of the world, explorers reached the shores of the New World to reap untold riches, seek new routes to the Far East, and gain the most elusive glory of all - a place in history. A sweeping saga of bravery, cruelty and pure folly, these are the stories of adventurers who stopped at nothing to conquer an unknown land and its peoples. Led by legendary cities of gold and mythical passages to China, foiled by international intrigue and mutiny on the high seas, men like Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Henry Hudson, Jean Ribault, and Vitus Bering left an indelible mark on a vast new continent. Expedition logs, period accounts, and other primary materials help tell the story of America's exploration. Filled with commentary from leading scholars and on-site re-enactments. E-resource only
pt 1;500145
pt 2;500029

Discovery of a New World 2004. 1 streaming video file (30 min.). This program studies European exploration and conquest, beginning in the late Middle Ages and leading up to the emergence of the major colonial powers. Byzantium's fall in 1453 sets the narrative stage for Henry the Navigator's massive initiative to find new trade routes into Asia. Henry's nautical school at Sagres is described in detail, along with the voyages of Columbus, Gil Eannes, Vasco da Gama, and contemporaneous Arabian and Chinese adventurers. This program depicts an age of radical technological innovation, atrocities for God and gold, and varying awareness of the world's true size and shape. (30 minutes).  E-resource only

Who Owns History? 1994. 1 streaming video file (26 min.). Every generation rewrites history in order to make sense of the present. Was Columbus a hero or a villain? Once you incorporate the history of African Americans or of women or other groups into the American Revolution or the Civil War, the story changes. Daniel Boorstin, Eric Foner, James Horton, and Robert Royal discuss revised history, new history, and the rewriting of history. (26 minutes).  E-resource only