500 Nations (1995)

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An exploration of the various Native American nations and their fall to the European conquerors.

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500 Nations is an eight part documentary which explores the history of the indigenous peoples of North and Central America, from pre-Colombian times, through the period of European contact and colonization, to the end of the 19th century and the subjugation of the Plains Indians of North America. 500 Nations relies on historical texts, eyewitnesses accounts, pictorial sources and computer graphic reconstructions to explore the magnificent civilizations which flourished prior to contact with Western civilization, and to tell the dramatic and tragic story of the Native American nations' desperate attempts to retain their way of life against overwhelming odds. Written by John McClain <320005v2y@mac.sega.co.jp>

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500 Nations - Die Geschichte der Indianer  »

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I really enjoyed the series of 500 Nations. I got very interested in the American Indians about 5 years ago when I was living south of Willcox Arizona.

I wrote a book about my great grandfather who was killed in a gun fight in 1886 in Cow Springs New Mexico I went on a quest to find his grave. The location where he was shot was a stage stop for the Butterfield stage stop. Use frequented by the Apache Indians and Mexicans their name for Cow Springs was "Ojo De Vaca" (eye of the cow.

It was then I learned that Geronimo was captured the same year. The area is full of history, and it was sad they that they took the Indians away from their home land.

Since then I have finished another book about the four corners area, mainly the canyon lands of Utah, again the book required research although its fiction , but geography right its loosely based on a Greek friend's father that runs into some strange looking Indians. That one is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. "Spirits of Dark Canyon"

Still interested in the Indians I'm now writing a book about the Nez Perce Indians watching the 500 Nations was great. I have heard Kevin Costner was interested in American Indians and I really admire his work for bringing to light the pain and heart aches they had to endure for thousands of years. V Clemens


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