High Steel

This documentary directed by Don Owen in 1965 follows the Mohawk Indians of Kahnawake working in Manhattan erecting the steel frames of skyscrapers. The Mohawks also relate stories from their quieter community life on the Kahnawake Reserve in Quebec. It caught my interest because I grew up across the river from Kahnawake and went to high school with kids from the reserve around the time this film was made.



  1. Really interesting...heard over the years about many native people doing construction at incredible heights. This puts faces & voices to those workers. Thanks for posting.


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