3 videodiscs (394 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions.
Re-enactors, After the Mayflower: Marcos Akiaten, Nicholas Irons, Annawon Weeden; Tecumseh's vision: Billy Merasty, Michael Greyeyes, Dwier Brown; Trail of Tears: Wes Studi, Freddy Douglas, Josh Blaylock, Will Finley, Wesley French, Carla-Rae Holland, Emily Podleski; narrator, Benjamin Bratt.
Principal photography, Paul Goldsmith ; additional photography by Brant Fagan, Stephen McCarthy, Allen Moore, Ken Willinger, Buddy Squires, Ramon Engle, Michael Chin, Dustinn Craig, Eddie Marritz; edited by John Chimples (After the Mayflower), Li-Shin Yu (Tecumseh's vision), Penny Elliott Hays (Trail of Tears), William A. Anderson (Geronimo), Aljernon Tunsil and Lillian Benson (Wounded Knee) ; music by John Kusiak.
Originally broadcast on PBS as segments of The American Experience on March 31, April 17, April 27, May 4, and May 11, 2009.
When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story.
Disc 1 Episode 1: After the Mayflower -- Introduction -- First Thanksgiving -- The People of the First Light -- The Pilgrims -- An alliance -- Living together -- The great migration -- Dispossession -- King Philip's War -- The war's end -- Credits / produced by Sharon Grimberg, Cathleen O'Connell, Mark Zwonitzer ; co-producer and interview producer, Anne Makepeace ; story by Sharon Grimberg and Anne Makepeace ; telescript by Sharon Grimberg and Mark Zwonitzer ; directed by Chris Eyre ; (77 min.); Special features: ReelNative Films: Hill High Low / by Michael David Little -- A freeway Christmas / by Rebecca Nelson -- Untitled / by Courtney Leonard -- Hope for bigger than 16 seconds / by Keely Curliss (21 min.); PBS preview film [featurette] (26 min.); Behind the scenes [featurette] (8 min.); Native Now Films [featurette] (25 min.); We Shall Remain signature image [featurette] (3 min.); Tecumseh's vision: deleted scene [featurette] (5 min.); PDF guides [PDF files require a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat]; PBS.org [text feature]; American Experience [text feature].
Disc 2 Episode 2: Tecumseh's vision -- Introduction -- "Here we shall remain" -- Uncertainty and betrayal -- Broken homes, broken communities -- The prophet's vision -- "Black Sun" -- The tribes unite -- Tecumseh and Harrison -- The Battle of Tippecanoe -- The War of 1812 -- The final betrayal -- Credits / written and produced by Ric Burns ; directed by Ric Burns and Chris Eyre (86 min.) -- Episode three: Trail of Tears -- Introduction -- A civilized life -- Among the white people -- Cherokee Nation on the rise -- "I ask you, shall Red Men live?" -- The scent of blood -- Two years to leave -- Trail of Tears -- New Cherokee Territory -- Credits / produced by Mark Zwonitzer and Rob Rapley ; recreations produced by Jennifer Pearce ; written by Mark Zwonitzer ; directed by Chris Eyre (75 min.); Special features: PBS.org [text feature]; American Experience [text feature].
Disc 3 Episode 4: Geronimo -- Introduction -- Surrounded by enemies -- Ravages of war -- Two years of peace -- Rejecting the reservation -- On the run -- The legend -- Prisoners of war -- Credits / written, produced and directed by Dustinn Craig and Sarah Colt (77 min.) -- Episode 5 Wounded Knee -- Introduction -- The takeover -- Day 2 -- Day 4 -- Day 6 -- The Independent Oglala Nation -- Standoff -- The end of the siege -- Aftermath -- Credits / written by Marcia Smith ; produced and directed by Stanley Nelson (79 min.); Special features: PBS.org [text feature]; American Experience [text feature].
Includes public performance rights. MnManS
In English with some Nipmuc (Algonquian dialect) with occasional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
America through native eyes
American experience (Television program)
AMX62100 PBS Home Video (set)
AMX62100.1 PBS Home Video (disc 1)
AMX62100.2 PBS Home Video (disc 2)
AMX62100.3 PBS Home Video (disc 3)