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Native America

Native America

Native America is the new four-part series that reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.

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Native America, Episode 1 - From Caves to Cosmos - Combine ancient wisdom and modern science to answer a 15,000-year-old question: who were America’s First Peoples? The answer hides in Amazonian cave paintings, Mexican burial chambers, New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon and waves off California’s coast.

Native America, Episode 2 - Nature to Nations - Explore the rise of great American nations, from monarchies to democracies. Investigate lost cities in Mexico, a temple in Peru, a potlatch ceremony in the Pacific Northwest and a tapestry of shell beads in upstate New York whose story inspired our own democracy.

Native America, Episode 3 - Cities of the Sky - Cities of the Sky explores the creation of some of the ancient world’s largest and most splendid cities. Were people across Native America inspired by celestial phenomenon to build their communities? Answers are revealed in American urban centers that bloomed from the Mexican jungle, a massive multi-cultural city in Central Mexico that is among the largest urban centers in history, and the capital of South America’s greatest empire.

Native America, Episode 4 - New World Rising - New World Rising reveals Native American cultural continuity in the face of genocidal warfare and history’s worst demographic devastation. Native Americans tap 10,000 years of beliefs to fight and survive the forces of Conquest.

Native America

Chitimacha Powwow

Chitimacha Powwow Interstitial

Bicentennial Minute

Bicentennial Minute Interstitial

Coushatta Baskets

Coushatta Baskets Interstitial

Red River Dugout Canoe - Caddo

Red River Dugout Canoe - Caddo Interstitial

Tunica A Promise from the Sun

Tunica A Promise from the Sun Interstitial

Archaeology - Mounds Trail and Poverty Point Interstitial

Native America: Archaeology - Mounds Trail and Poverty Point Interstitial

Chitimacha Baskets

Native America: Chitimacha Baskets Interstitial

Endangered Language Chitimacha Interstitial


The 5th Annual Chitimacha Powwow

October 20th, 2018

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The story of the Native Americans who are among the first people of Louisiana and heirs of an unbroken 8,000 year past in their native coastal region of the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana. Living off the bounty of one of the richest inland estuaries on the continent, this indigenous nation persists and rejuvenates its culture while losing its ancestral territory to forces other than conquest.

Journey into sacred places of the Basin with author and keeper of his family’s oral tradition Roger Stouff, a fisherman descended from “a long and distinguished lineage of fishermen within a nation of fishermen,” as he provides native stories, beliefs and perspectives about this important and often overlooked people. 

The Tunica – a name that simply means “the people” – joined with the Biloxi tribe and once teetered on the verge of extinction. But today this independent sovereign nation is once again flourishing on their ancestral lands just outside the town of Marksville. Join us for “A Promise from the Sun,” as we see the story of the tribe’s rebirth and the unfolding of an assurance made long ago. 

A documentary from LPB about the history and rebirth of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana.

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