Native American History

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  • 1996
  • 1 Season

In this historical docuseries, the plight of native North Americans is explored. The series looks at both prehistory, when America's indigenous people built thriving cultures, through the destruction of those cultures at the hands of European immigrants.

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Writing's on the Wall
16. Writing's on the Wall
September 28, 2018
After unearthing promising evidence the Weiberts may finally have what they need to zero in on the location of the valuable Custer cache and validate their family's long-held beliefs.
The Last Stand
15. The Last Stand
September 28, 2018
Guided by Native American legend, the team unearths a Custer-era bullet. If it's authentic, it could be evidence of an ancient Native path that could lead the team directly to the cache of weapons.
A Family Secret
14. A Family Secret
September 28, 2018
In Montana, the Weibert family sets out to solve the last great mystery of the Battle of the Little Bighorn--the whereabouts of the cache of weapons taken from Custer's soldiers after the battle.
Crazy Horse: The Last Warrior
13. Crazy Horse: The Last Warrior
May 24, 2001
The great chief of the Oglala Sioux, Crazy Horse fought all his life to protect Native American lands and treaty rights.
Real West, The: The Mystic Navajo
12. Real West, The: The Mystic Navajo
January 17, 1996
Examine how the Navajo survived one of the most brutally extensive military campaigns waged by the U.S. government against a native American people.
Real West, The: The Indian Wars: Might Makes Right
11. Real West, The: The Indian Wars: Might Makes Right
March 13, 1996
Revisit the dramatic conflicts of the last half of the 19th century that led to the systematic destruction of the Native American way of life.
Real West, The: The Indian Agents
10. Real West, The: The Indian Agents
March 28, 1996
Were they well-meaning missionaries or political appointees betraying the people they were sent to protect? Learn more about the impact that agents had on reservation life.
Real West, The: The Final Clash: Wounded Knee
9. Real West, The: The Final Clash: Wounded Knee
February 26, 1996
Take a closer look at the truth behind the massacre at Wounded Knee is an American tragedy.
Real West, The: Indians And The Army
8. Real West, The: Indians And The Army
February 22, 1996
They were called "Wolves for the Blue Soldiers" by fellow tribesmen. They were scouts for the "White Man's Army." Were they traitors or peacemakers?
Real West, The: Indian Weapons & The Warrior Societies
7. Real West, The: Indian Weapons & The Warrior Societies
March 8, 1996
In response to the white intruder, Native American warriors who'd spent their youth using bows and arrows to procure food and defend their families were forced to become even more dangerous warriors.
Real West, The: Geronimo: The Last Renegade
6. Real West, The: Geronimo: The Last Renegade
February 7, 1996
Forced off his beloved land by American authorities in 1876, the embittered Apache guerrilla warrior "Geronimo" launched a series of bloody raids against white settlers.
Real West, The: Crazy Horse
5. Real West, The: Crazy Horse
January 2, 1996
Learn the true story of Crazy Horse, the strange man of the Oglalas; warrior, mystic, and martyr.
Native American Wars: The Apache
4. Native American Wars: The Apache
November 19, 2004
For over 300 years the Apache warriors had an unrivaled reputation. Now, battlefield detectives and historians to examine two Apache battles to try and uncover the secrets of their success.
Great Tribes, The: Host: Karen Stone
3. Great Tribes, The: Host: Karen Stone
December 24, 1998
Remarkable firsthand accounts and rare photographs tell the real stories behind the 19th century's greatest warrior nations - and the forces that destroyed their way of life.
Great Cheyenne Nations, The: The Fight To Survive
2. Great Cheyenne Nations, The: The Fight To Survive
January 2, 1996
The Southern Cheyenne migrated to Colorado, where they lived peacefully - until the discovery of gold led to a devastating massacre.
Great Cheyenne Nations, The: Most Feared Of All
1. Great Cheyenne Nations, The: Most Feared Of All
January 1, 1996
Torn apart by fur traders' desire for buffalo and white settlers' westward expansion along the Oregon Trail, the life of the Cheyenne morphed into a perpetual fight for survival.
Description

In this historical docuseries, the plight of native North Americans is explored. The series looks at both prehistory, when America's indigenous people built thriving cultures, through the destruction of those cultures at the hands of European immigrants.Native American History is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1996.

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Native American History is available for streaming on the HISTORY Vault website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Native American History on demand at Amazon Prime and History Vault.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1996