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    By Cason Walker
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota (AP)

    PBS starts airing the first of a five-part series on during April covering 300 years of American Indian history – from the arrival of the pilgrims in 1620 to the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

    The documentary called “We Shall Remain” was produced by the history show “American Experience.” It shows how native people responded to circumstance as “neither ferocious warriors or hapless victims” and the decisions they made, good and bad, said Sharon Grimberg of WGBH-TV in Boston, executive producer.

  • #2
    I saw this first part on the wampanoag.... they are doing a great job with this so far... but man I was so angry when they told how after they killed and then quartered king phillip and hung his head on a pole for 2 years, that they then sent his 9 year old son to the west indies to be enslaved for the rest of his life.
    Really struck a nerve with me cause they did that to us Tuskies too...
    Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic


    • #3
      Finally, our stories by us.

      It's about time that our histories are being told by us. Too long have we endured the indignity of being America's shame. They couldn't get rid of us so they tried to hide us away.
      The Trail and the Long Walk were ethnic cleansing. Sports mascots are a way of romanticizing the desperate battles to remain who we are.
      Movies like "Dances W.W." only repeated the theme that without the Anglo where would we be? Remember the calvary officer sneaking into the camp to return the woman and to let the People know about the bison without being seen, heard or smelled? Please.
      We need more stuff for us. TV programming for us. I get tired of watching stuff that only relates to the White or Black segments of society.
      Last edited by billthepill469; 04-18-2009, 01:46 AM.


      • #4
        I missed the first episode on TV - but was glad to find that PBS has put the entire episode online.

        After the Mayflower | We Shall Remain | American Experience | PBS


        • #5
          Cool! Your link is magic. Last night I tried and couldn't get any video.
 is what it is...


          • #6
            I enjoyed it and thought it was a well presented piece. I am looking forward to seeing the entire series.
            Thankful for the blessing from the Creator in my life!!!!

            Life should not be measured by the number of things that we aquire on our journey but by the number of lives that we touch along that road.

            I am a bridge on the red path between my ancestors and the future. I am a bridge between my white heritage and my native heritage. A bridge joins two sides together and provides a way to move on..... A.K. O'Pry-Reynolds


            • #7
              Cool, I'm gonna watch the link.

              A friend of mine has really been talking this up, she's friends with the director or something like that.LOL And she wanted me to watch it, but I missed it. I hope to see the other's when they come on.

              PBS has put out some really good shows in the past few years.


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