Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale (1973)

14 Dec
Director   Gerald McDermott
Producer   Texture Films
Contributors   narrator, Joquin Brant; music, Thomas Wagner; photographers, John Rowohlt, Frank Koenig
Length   12 min
B&W/Color   color
UO Library Catalog description:  Uses animation to tell the tale of the Acoma Pueblo Indians about a boy’s search for his father, entailing his voyage on an arrow to the Sun, trials he undergoes in the sky village until he is recognized by his father, the Lord of the Sun, and his return to Earth to spread the Sun’s warm delights.
Call # FILM Mb286
Genre  animation
Rare  no
Online  no
Copyright status  protected
Physical condition  fair
Oregon-related  no


The film was adapted from McDermott’s book by the same name, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1974. There was also a filmstrip version, and the film is available as part of a DVD compilation called Multicultural Tales.

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