Legend of Cougar Canyon

DVD Release: June 11, 2002
Legend of Cougar Canyon


The beautiful and desolate Navajo tribal lands of the desert Southwest are among the wildest, most rugged areas in the U.S. Many legends haunt the windswept mesas and many creatures stalk the lonely canyons. The native people tell the tale of Cougar Canyon, where danger and wonder walk hand in hand. When a goat wanders away from the herd, two young boys must go alone to seek her in the haunted canyon. What they find, and what finds them, is an adventure into danger in this story for all ages.

Dove Review

“Legend of Cougar Canyon” offers a realistic view of the animal kingdom up close. Cougar Canyon is the film’s focus because of the cougar that lives in it; the canyon is the same place the Navajo tribe used to dwell.

This documentary features the cougar attempting to get to sheep for food. It attacks a young man, but the young man escapes unharmed.

This film is awarded our Dove Seal for ages twelve plus, due to the cougar attacking other animals for food. Also, a wolf and hawk attack for food. This is nature filmed in its true environment.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Cougar attacks eagle after eagle kills rabbit; wolf kills ferret; hawk kills rattlesnake; cougar kills rabbit; Indian shoots other Indian with arrow (flashback); cougar and boy wrestle; boy throws rock at cougar.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Shirtless boys.
Other: The eagle is said to be a god that looks down on Mother Earth; other comments about gods; an Indian shouting that might scare the young; a skull is seen.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: James T Flocker
Producer: James T Flocker
Genre: None
Runtime: 91 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Holger Kasper, Steven Benally Jr., Johnny Guerro, members of the Navajo Nation. Narrator: Rex Allen
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter