A Utah ranching family defies the encroaching pressures of modern society to preserve hundreds–perhaps thousands–of ancient sites of the now-vanished Fremont Indian culture. But while their "discovery" generated headlines around the world, another story was being virtually ignored–the story of political deal-making, uneasy alliances among competing interests, and the march of forces that would endanger the archaeological sites. How have the views of Native Americans once again been ignored by mainstream political forces?
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Producer: Ken Verdoia (KUED-TV)
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Distributor: KUED-TV Salt Lake City (University of Utah)
Distributor Web site: http://www.kued.org/productions/secretsofthelostcanyon
Copyright: 2005 by KUED-TV
Festival Screenings and Awards:
Broadcast: November 2005, KUED-TV, Salt Lake City
First Place Award: Utah Society of Professional Journalists (Documentary)
First Place Award: Utah Broadcasters Association
Nominee for five regional Emmy Awards (TBA, Sept. 2006)