Tewa Native American Indian dancers of San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, perform a Cloud Dance . Local native American Indian dancers perform the cloud dance in a pueblo village square or common area. A local leader inspects the lined up dancers. Huts in the background. A Native American Indian man plays a drum. The artists climb up the steps of a pueblo building.
Native American Indians perform a buffalo dance in San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico. The roof of a pueblo building. Mountains in the background. Young Indian girls walk through a field. Indian men standing by. A man fills water from a tap. Native American Indian dancers climb down the steps of a building. They are from the Tewa ethnic group of Native Americans. A man plays a drum. The Indian dancers in regalia perform the buffalo dance. A group of Indian men play drums in a circle while the dancers perform. Civilians gathered to watch their performance. Huts in the background. Close-up views of the drum circle show that the drummers are also singing.
Map depicts States of the Southwest United States. Montage of small images illustrating aspects of the Southwest. Cowboy herding cattle; Skier stirring up snow on downhill slope; Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Red hills; Cowboy riding bucking horse at rodeo; Saguaro Cactus at sunset; Southwestern cuisine; Native American in traditional costume; Native American crafts; Grand Canyon National Park; A steam locomotive underway;Carlsbad Caverns; Montage of normal-size moving images of Southwest scenes begins. Two riders in western clothes, on horseback, ride across a stream. Views of desert flora (mainly cacti). Sunlit peaks above a dark canyon. Ancient pueblo dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park. Rock formations and snow-covered mountains. A steam locomotive pulling a train and leaving a trail of steam and smoke, in a Southwestern valley. Vacationers riding in an open observation rail car. Coal being shoveled into the locomotive fire box. Passengers taking photographs. Riders competing in bronco busting at a rodeo. Skiers in deep powder snow. Musicians playing, steaks grilling, and customers sipping beer at a restaurant in Park City Utah. Car driving away from rock formations. Visitors in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Native Americans displaying handcraft items on their porch there. Views of visiters perusing the wares and closeups of some items. The Grand Canyon and visitors mounting horses and riding down a trail into the canyon. Riders on horseback reach a group of people who applaud. They prepare an outdoor picnic for the visitors. Couples dancing at a Texas Honky Tonk. Couples square dancing outdoors. Visitors in front of the Alamo, and riding in boats on the San Antonio River in the River Walk area. The skyline of Dallas, Texas. Western fashions in boots, handbags, shoes, and sun glasses. Dallas skyline at night.
Tribute to war correspondent, Ernie Pyle in New Mexico. Newspaper with the headline 'Roving Reporter' consists of an article on Ernie Pyle. A building in a field. Ship at sea. Smoke arises from the stacks of the ship. A train passes on the track. Pyle's home in New Mexico. A woman plays with a dog outside the house. Books in shelves inside the house. Photographs of soldiers and officers on the wall. Views of Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Silver cities. Scenes of Carlsbad Caverns, the Rio Grande and a Pueblo reservation. Troops fire in the field. Trees in the field. A globe on a table. New Mexico pointed on the globe. Buildings in the city. People walk on the street. Cars pass on the street. A woman paints a picture. Houses on the ground. A grave on the ground. Mining of lead, zinc and silver in the city.
A film includes panoramic views of the Western United States and accounts of trade caravans moving towards Santa Fe, New Mexico from Missouri in 1821. Panoramic views of mountainous terrain, rivers, trees and rocky hills of the Western United States and the Santa Fe Trail. Exteriors of Pueblo houses in Santa Fe. Chili peppers drying on a wall. Several adobe-brick houses. Interiors of an adobe house showing furnishes, silver coins, ironware and blankets of early times. An adobe church in Santa Fe. Interiors of the church showing the oldest reredos.
Scenes of the South Western region of the United States. A map shows Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. Scenic sweeping wide views of Mountains, plains and canyons in the United States in lofty mountainous area. View of the Grand Canyon. Tourists visit ruins. Ruins of Aztec dwellings in the Chaco Canyon area. The Pueblos at Santa Fe. Native American Indian Navaho Indians weave rugs. Indian Men and cowboys on wheel carts and horses in a dry area. Women sow seeds in the farm. Cattle grazing and Sheep graze in a field. A copper mine.