Gold, Greed & Genocide

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Told mostly from the perspective of California Indian people whose lives have been and continue to be impacted by the California Gold Rush.

 

 

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In the mid-1800s, hundreds of thousands of settlers—would-be millionaires—invaded the territory that is now called California. No one was safe from the onslaught. These miners, working for large corporations, blasted away mountains, polluted lakes and streams, massacred, raped, and enslaved the people who lived there. Gold, Greed & Genocide is told mostly from the perspective of California Indian people whose lives have been and continue to be impacted by the California Gold Rush. The subtitle of the film is “the untold tragedy of the California Gold Rush” because Indian perspectives are rarely if ever found in textbooks, movies or television shows. Gold, Greed & Genocide is probably different from anything viewers have ever seen. We hope it gives students—and their teachers—something to think about. This film comes with a 16-page classroom activities and discussion guide designed to encourage critical thinking and research skills.

Discussion Guide: Paperback, 2003, 16 pages, grades 6-up.  Classroom activities and discussion guide designed to encourage critical thinking and research skills.

DVD: 2003, 24 minutes, color, grades 6-up:

 

 


Produced by: International Indian Treaty Council

Format: DVD, color.

Availability: See Discussion Guide and DVD descriptions above.

Published: 2003

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various California tribes