Directed by Janet Kern
USA | 58 Minutes | 2012
The 21st century Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho decided that timeworn notions of Native American nobility and loss were unproductive. Once a great American horse tribe, they initiated a renaissance by bringing horses back to their land and lives with the help of a charismatic Navajo horseman whose exceptional gifts bring Nez Perce horse culture to modern renown and guides tribal youth to the 'strong medicine' of horses. But his personal demons -- and Indian on Indian racial prejudice -- imperil both accomplishments. 'Horse Tribe' illumines the connection of human to animal, history to life, and values to action. It is a heartbreaking, intimate and epic tale of vision and grit, a community in conflict, a man in crisis, and a beloved herd at risk.