Indian Relay showcases high-speed horsemanship

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown July 28th, 2014 Last Updated on: July 28th, 2014


Set against the sweeping panoramic vistas of the high plains, Indian Relay explores one of the most competitive, dangerous, and thrilling forms of horse racing practiced anywhere in the world today. From the bitter cold of winter to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Montana and Idaho, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities over nine months, as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season — all hearts set on the glory and honor of winning the National Championships. A film by Charles Dye, Indian Relay premieres during Native American Heritage Month on Independent Lens, hosted by Stanley Tucci, on Monday, November 18, 2013, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

Watch the trailer below.

Read more about the film on the Independent Lens website.

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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