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Native Americans in the American Experience (1500 to the present)

Introduction to critical events and trends in Native American history. Originally created for Dr. Gibbs' HIS 4935 class.

Native American Heritage

A collection of films about Native Americans and First Nations peoples -- history, spirituality, and current struggles to defend the environment, protect their traditions and cultures, and address the challenges of the 21st century. (22 titles)

Who Owns the Past?

The final decades of the twentieth century brought unprecedented changes for American Indians, especially in the areas of human rights and tribal sovereignty.

Coming to Light: The Edward S. Curtis Story

Edward Curtis (1868-1952) was a complicated, passionate, self-educated pioneer and visionary artist who rose from poverty and obscurity to become the most famous photographer of his time.

Ishi, The Last Yahi

ISHI, THE LAST YAHI begins in 1492 when there were more than ten million Native Americans in North America.

Kennewick Man: An Epic Drama of the West

In this segment we learn about the origins of NAGPRA, which was enacted with good intentions but ultimately created difficulties between archaeologists and Indian tribes that didn't exist before.

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