In this excerpt, Bessie Green Scott talks about her childhood, respect for the river, and language.
The theme of this video is language. Six Native individuals talk about language and its importance to cultural preservation. By Tule Films with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wilfred and Bessie Scott (Nez Perce) talk about military action against the Nez Perce that killed several children, including Bessie’s then-five-year-old great-aunt.
Wilfred and Bessie Scott (Nez Perce) talk about the song I Am Special- iin wees hete’ew- that was created to help children’s self-esteem.
Wilfred and Bessie Scott (Nez Perce) talk about their experiences in the Redheart Band at ceremonies.
Wilfred and Bessie Green Scott (Nez Perce) talk about nighttime raids by the Oregon State Police about fishing violations. 1:15.