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Paulay, Forrestine (Producer)
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002 (Producer)
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002 (Director)
Paulay, Forrestine (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1984
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7950
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1591 (former)
Indian dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Creation/production credits: Produced and directed by Alan Lomax and Forrestine Pauley, both of the Choreometrics Project, Center for Social Sciences and Department of Anthropology, Columbia University. Distributed by the University of California Extension Media Center, Berkeley.
Content: Part of the series, Rhythms of earth: A global anthology of dance seen in cross-cultural perspective.
Content: For study guide (39 p.) see: Handbook for The longest trail, in: *MGZR Motion pictures. The longest trail. [Clipping file]
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
A dance geography of the American Indian people. This episode explores the Arctic background of North and South American Indian Dance styles, suggesting hunting behavior and animal movement as sources for native dance. Part 1, Siberia to Guatemala. Part 2, Panama to Tierra del Fuego.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896014176-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167169
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 781aece0-84f1-0135-bd74-19e73b36c990
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Item timeline of events

  • 1984: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The longest trail" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1984.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The longest trail" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 28, 2022.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1984). The longest trail Retrieved from

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The longest trail