Ancient Indian tribes perform dance rites in Oaxaca, Mexico. Men and women dressed in traditional attires carry goat and a hen as they perform a dance rite for President Abelardo L Rodriguez and his wife at a ceremony. Girls in traditional costumes perform a dance. Men wear headgears during a dance ritual.
A newsreel titled 'Ancient Indian tribes acclaim President at historic dance rites' shows men and women of ancient Indian tribes dressed in their traditional attire and fancy head gears in Oaxaca Mexico. They perform a historic dance ritual as President General Abelardo L. Rodriguez and his wife enjoy the performance.
Aftermath of a disastrous earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico. Soldiers and policemen remove debris at night after the earthquake hit the city. Smoke rises in the background. Two men walk past a damaged house. Rubble along a road. Damaged houses with partially collapsed walls and rubble spread around. Natives build thatched roof huts. Men work on the thatched roofs. A mother holds her child.
Scenes from the Huejotzingo Carnival, in Puebla, held since 1868. It involves about 15 thousand people who dress up with masks, robes , gaznes , feather headdresses , shields and rifles to transform the town's streets in a huge stage for their play. They portray three episodes that have marked the history of Huejotzingo, as a play in three acts. Only the first of these episodes is seen in this film, namely, the 1862 Battle of Puebla , where the Mexican army defeated the French. This is represented by various battalions comprising both armies. The invading army is composed of Zouaves , Turks and sappers, while the victorious Mexican Army is formed by the highland Indians , Zacapoaxtlas and Apaches. Reenactors on both sides fire cannons as well as muskets loaded with black powder.
President Franklin D Roosevelt in the United States. A calendar shows the date 5th March 1933. Roosevelt leaves in a car after attending church service in Washington DC, United States on 5th March 1933. On March 9th 1933 Senate passes a bill proposed by Roosevelt to address bank crisis. The House also passes the President's proposed bill Franklin Roosevelt in his first fireside chats broadcast on 12th March 1933 talks about the bank crisis. He asks people to have confidence in the government. He ensures that banks will provide sufficient currency to meet the situation.
U.S. Federal provisions for the education of the North American Indians in the United States during the Great Depression era. Native American Indian students come out of Chemawa Indian School boarding school in Oregon. An elementary school in Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Indian children on the grounds of Shiprock Reservation in New Mexico. Animated map depicts Indian schools in the United States. Cloth lines on the grounds of a school. A man walks out of a government school building.