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Season 01, Episode 01 The Ancestors: Early Cultures Of North America

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Apr 20, 1995
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The Ancestors: Early Cultures Of North America Apr 20, 1995 This volume takes a look at the massacre of the Sioux at Wounded Knee then flashes back to examine societies of Native Americans prior to the arrival of European settlers.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Mexico: The Rise And Fall Of The Aztecs

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Apr 20, 1995
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Mexico: The Rise And Fall Of The Aztecs Apr 20, 1995 The rise and fall of the Aztec Empire is examined from their defeat of the Toltec regime to Cortez' ultimate conquest of the Aztecs and all of Mexico.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Clash Of Cultures: The People Who Met Columbus

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Apr 21, 1995
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Clash Of Cultures: The People Who Met Columbus Apr 21, 1995 Columbus' arrival and the subsequent defeat of the Caribbean tribes are chronicled, along with De Soto's destruction of the Southeast tribes such as the Coosa and the Mobile nation.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Invasion Of The Coast: The First English Settlements

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Apr 21, 1995
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Invasion Of The Coast: The First English Settlements Apr 21, 1995 An examination of the Native Americans of New England and their experiences with the British who settled at Jamestown and Plymouth. Includes background to the first Thanksgiving.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Cauldron Of War: Iroquois Democracy And The American Revolution

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Apr 27, 1995
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Cauldron Of War: Iroquois Democracy And The American Revolution Apr 27, 1995 Hostilities between Native Americans and European settlers erupt across the eastern part of the continent as the colonists prepare for revolution. Pontiac's siege of Detroit and the splintering of the Iroqois Confederacy are examined.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Removal: War And Exile In The East

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Apr 27, 1995
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Removal: War And Exile In The East Apr 27, 1995 After Tecumseh's Shawnee people side with the British in the War of 1812, President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, forcing all tribes to move into "Indian Territory," along the famed trail of tears.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Roads Across The Plains: Struggle For The West

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Apr 28, 1995
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Roads Across The Plains: Struggle For The West Apr 28, 1995 The twin gold rushes in California and Colorado bring hordes of settlers into the Western Territories where such Native American leaders as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and the Kiowa chief Satanta organize futile resistance.

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Season 01, Episode 08 Attack On Culture: 'I Will Fight No More Forever'

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Apr 28, 1995
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Attack On Culture: 'I Will Fight No More Forever' Apr 28, 1995 The Indian resistance of the late 19th-century is examined, including Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, the Apache leader Cochise and Geronimo, who surrenders and is imprisoned into the 20th-century. The government-mandated suppression of Native American culture culminates in the massacre at Wounded Knee, bringing the series full circle.

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