This is the Official Trailer for the Independent film Keep the Fire Lit - lost tribes if Texas.
Keep the Fire Lit: Lost Tribes of Texas
According to the history books 300 native tribes once called Texas home. For more than 10,000 years indigenous cultures lived and thrived here. And yet most of their history and knowledge has been lost.
Keep The Fire Lit: Lost Tribes of Texas looks at the mostly marginalized indigenous peoples of Texas. Beneath the torn out pages of history, the bones of the original Texans lay. They’re still here.
Some indigenous Texans remain hidden, while others have integrated into the rich and diverse Mexican culture. A few have even kept their own culture intact.
This film will examine the lives, the faces, and the people of mostly forgotten, rarely talked about Texas native cultures.
ABOUT THE FILM
Keep The Fire Lit: Lost Tribes of Texas promises to expose a glimpse of the true cultural history of Texas. Six hundred years after the the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors who heralded their demise, descendents of these tribes share the stories of their people, passed down to them over the ages.
Though many tribes were annihilated by Spanish colonization and the subsequent white settlers movement, a few remain today to perpetuate their oral histories and practice spiritual ceremonies inherited from their ancestors.
Through stories and ceremony Keep the Fire Lit provides a window into the hearts and minds of indigenous Texans.
The film will dive deep into this fascinating segment of Texas society. Personal interviews highlight the social, political, and environmental implications of the re-emergence of indigenous identities.
We havel visit holy sites all over Texas and hold interviews in native communities, including civil rights lawyers, cultural artisans, tribal spiritual leaders, peyote road men, traditional dancers, and environmental activists.