ON THE COVER
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: WE SHALL REMAIN Throughout April and May, a brings you a stunning new mini-series: We Shall Remain, produced by television’s most-watched history series, American Experience. This groundbreaking program establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning 300 years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native-American perspective. Produced by American Experience, in association with Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT), this program upends two-dimensional stereotypes of American Indians as simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land.
Re-enactment of Wampanoag tribesmen meeting a settler.
After the Mayflower
The first episode explores the polar strategies – peaceful diplomacy and warfare – the Wampanoag people employed in their struggle to maintain their identity. 22 Monday, April 13, 8pm
Shawnee warrior Tecumseh and his brother, the prophet Tenskwatawa, organized an ambitious pan-Indian resistance movement. This is a story of strength, pride and pronounced courage. 2 Monday, April 20, 8pm 2
Chris Eyre, director of the first three episodes of We Shall Remain, has been involved with the series from its onset. “You can’t understand America in the 21st century if you don’t understand the Native experience,” he says. “What connects these five films is the resolve of their characters. This country is founded on people striving, being tenacious and moving forward… this is a look at that, through Native eyes.”
Trail of Tears
Despite decades of struggle to keep their land, in 1838 thousands of Cherokee were forced from their homes in the southeastern United States. More than 4,000 died of disease and starvation along the way. 2 Monday, April 27, 8pm
On the night of February 27, 1973, Oglala Lakota and American Indian Movement (AIM) protesters demanded redress for grievances, capturing the world’s attention for 71 gripping days. 2 Monday, May 11, 8pm
Explores Geronimo, a prominent Apache leader who fought against Mexico and the United States and their expansion into Apache lands for several decades. 2 Monday, May 4, 8pm Geronimo a •vz April-May 2009
Published on Mar 25, 2009