We Shall Remain: American Experience: Trail of Tears

We Shall Remain: American Experience: Trail of Tears

Fri, 11/25/2011 - 7:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of ©Billy Weeks

The Cherokee would call it Nu-No-Du-Na-Tlo-Hi-Lu, "The Trail Where They Cried."

This groundbreaking mini-series establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Four 90-minute documentaries spanning 300 years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native-American perspective.

Part 3 of 4, Trail of Tears, airs Friday, November 25 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2). Despite decades of struggle to keep their land, in 1838 thousands of Cherokee were forced from their homes in the southeastern United States and driven to Oklahoma. More than 4,000 died of disease and starvation along the way.

The series continues:

Friday, November 25 at 8:30 p.m. - Geronimo - Born around 1820, Geronimo grew into a leading warrior and healer. But after his tribe was relocated to an Arizona reservation in 1872, he became a focus of the fury of terrified white settlers and of the growing tensions that divided Apaches struggling to survive under almost unendurable pressures. 

This program is offered with Descriptive Video (DVi), which provides concise descriptions of the sets, scenery, costumes, action, and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.

In honor of Native American History Month, WXXI-TV and Radio will broadcast a variety of programs featuring the men and women who shaped the Native American experience.