From the historic well-spring of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, Veiled Lightning rockets through the First American Revolution into the protest culture of today, finding that modern Indigenous activists employ art and culture as weapons for change. After decades of futile protest against Santa Fe's costumed Spanish Colonial pageant that glorifies conquest and genocide, and new group of protesters, predominantly female, take up the cause, with startling results that bear profound lessons to bear on what it means to be an American. With echoes from the Dakotas to Charlottesville, Veiled Lightning electrifies a Pan-Indian consciousness from which we will all benefit.
21 October 2017 (USA)
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