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"Native America" is a four-part PBS series that challenges everything we thought we knew about the Americas before and since contact with Europe. It travels through 15,000-years to showcase massive cities, unique systems of science, art, and writing, and 100 million people connected by social networks and spiritual beliefs spanning two continents. The series reveals some of the most advanced cultures in human history and the Native American people who created it and whose legacy continues, unbroken, to this day. The series explores this extraordinary world through an unprecedented combination of cutting edge science and traditional indigenous knowledge. It is "Native America" as never seen before-featuring sacred rituals filmed for the first time, history changing scientific discoveries, and rarely heard voices from the living legacy of Native American culture. "Native America" rediscovers a past whose splendor and sophistication is only now being realized, and whose story has for too long remained untold. Emmy-award winning cinematographers and Academy Award nominated animators bring to life towering pyramids, sprawling empires, and incredible indigenous legends. "Native America" reveals a unifying belief that inspires these diverse cultures - people are deeply connected to earth, sky, water, and all living things. This belief is rooted in millennia of living on this land and continues to resonate in the lives of Native Americans to this day.

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A Native American teepee is lit up against a vast, empty field. | "Native America: New World Rising"
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Native America

New World Rising

Discover how resistance, survival and revival are revealed through an empire of horse-mounted Comanche warriors, secret messages encoded in Aztec manuscript and a grass bridge in the Andes that spans mountains and centuries of time.
One of the world's largest pyramids featured in "Native America: Cities of the Sky."
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Native America

Cities of the Sky

Discover the cosmological secrets behind America's ancient cities. Scientists explore some of the world's largest pyramids and 3D-scan a lost city of monumental mounds on the Mississippi River; native elders reveal ancient powers of the sky.
Performers partaking in a potlatch ceremony. | "Native America: Nature to Nations"
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Native America

Nature to Nations

Explore the rise of great American nations. 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.
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Native America

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.
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Hopi Origin Story

Many Native American peoples share a belief that they emerged from the earth.
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Haudenosaunee’s Legendary Founding

The Hiawatha wampum belt tells the story of the Haudenosaunee’s legendary founding.
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A Gift of Corn to the Choctaw

Choctaw traditions link their mounds with their ancestors, corn, and the sky.
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Inca Origins

A temple at the center of Cuzco, Peru, marks the place of Inca origins.
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The Teotihuacan Fire Ceremony

The gods gather in Teotihuacan to sacrifice themselves in order to create the world.
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The Comanche and the Horse

The Comanche adapt the horse as a powerful ally in the fight to protect their way of life.
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