Native America

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At the intersection of Native knowledge and modern scholarship is a new vision of America and its people.
Robbie Robertson
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  1. 1. From Caves to Cosmos
    October 23, 2018
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    From Caves to Cosmos traces ancient knowledge and cutting-edge science to uncover the roots of Native America.
  2. 2. Nature to Nations
    October 30, 2018
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    Nature to Nations reveals how shared beliefs give rise to governments from dictatorships to America's first democracy.
  3. 3. Cities of the Sky
    November 13, 2018
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    Cities of the Sky investigates how Native Americas build cities aligned to the movement of the sun, moon, and stars.
  4. 4. New World Rising
    November 13, 2018
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    New World Rising-Native Americans tap ten thousand years of beliefs and traditions to fight the forces of Conquest.

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William M. Smith, Jr.Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Presentation of the Unified Philosophy and Science of the First Americans
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Explains the Philosophy, Astronomy, Architecture, Science, Math and Religions common to North and South America. Even reveals the direct influence of the Iroquois Confederacy on Jefferson and Franklin's ideas on democratic, representative government. Our model for democracy came from upstate New York, not Athens. I've given this set as gifts to several friends already. It should be required viewing in any American History course.
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PTReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2018
1.0 out of 5 starsIncomplete version in Prime Video
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Great program - but Prime Video includes only 3 of the 4 episodes aired on PBS and sold in the DVD version
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TejanoReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsAmazing!
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It contains Four episodes on two disks which are extremely well done. From the stand point of History and Culture I would Highly recommend to all!
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Loves reading!Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsFacinating Historical View
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This is an eye opening film about the Native American history covering North, Central, and South Americas. I did not know about the various cultures, construction of homes/towns, sciences, medicine, history recording, written languages, and that their history goes back in time prior to that of Egypt and other heavily studied European/Asian/African cultures. They taught the Europeans about how they settled contentions between different tribes and that info became the basis for the US Constitution. This is one very fascinating historical film that should be focused on more as much of their history goes back before that of the pyramids in Egypt and is much more enlightening of life before the invasion of the Europeans.
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K. CuonradReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsHow America benefits from its original inhabitants
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Excellent 4 part series. Part 1 shares how ancient Native American traditions are connected to cultures predating the building of Egyptian Pyramids. Part 2 shares how the Iriquois Nation is linked to and credited for parts of the U.S. Constitution. Definitely worth watching.
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ScoutoliverReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsWhat we didn't learn in school about amazing Native cultures.
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I saw this on PBS and had to give to my Alaskan daughter in law as they don't get it there. This should be in every school curriculum. Very well done and educational. It should make every native proud of their heritage and give us all a new appreciation of native culture.
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Oregon JodieReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful fact filled documentary that's great for the whole family!
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I enjoyed the entire documentary! The true discoverers' of the Americas that has been proven time and time again.
Our history books really need a serious makeover. The facts artifacts history and so called myths and beliefs of our Native Americans, most likely aren't myths at all. i believe all mankind will eventually have an eye opening event or events very soon that will prove the writing on the wall or drawings in the cave are telling us so much more than the close minded, check my messages and life in the artificial world will be abruptly interrupted.!
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AnnieReviewed in the United States on January 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsA must Watch
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Every American should watch this. It has fascinating information about the impressive empires, faith systems, and scientific discoveries of preEuropean peoples of north and south America. I thought my degree in anthropology and archaeology had taught me about native peoples, but this blew me out of the water.
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