The module was shot at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where we spent a remarkable week at the invitation of Jonathan Yellow-Bird Steele, the Tribal Chairman, and Mark St Pierre of the Chamber of Commerce. Filming the pow wow was an especial privilege.
Some of the buildings photographed in the 1890s (Black Elk's 'square boxes') still survive, albeit now standing derelict. Matching the buildings to the photos was a moving experience. Even more moving was a visit to the tribal cemetery for the victims of Wounded Knee, just south of the reservation.