In 1756, a young Arapahoe child learns his father has been killed in battle and is taught the lesson that 'only rocks live forever'. The child is called Lame Beaver. 1795, a French-Canadian trapper ...
As the Civil War is fought between the North and South, militia colonel Frank Skimmerhorn arrives in Colorado on a mission to wipe out the Indians. Major Mercy struggles to keep the peace while the ...
This is the story of the evolution of the town Centennial, Colorado. It follows the paths of dozens of people who come to the area for many reasons: money, freedom, or crime. It also shows the bigoted treatment of the Native Indians by the advancing U.S. colonists. It is topped off with a murder mystery that takes one hundred years to solve.Written by
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The role of Philip Wendell was originally played by Richard Kelton, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning after one day of filming. See more »
During "The Winds of Death" episode - Mervin Wendell is on his deathbed and Maude and Phillip go out into the hallway to have a discussion. They are standing beside a closed double doorway that leads back into the room - but when Maude returns to the bedroom - there is only a single door. See more »
This was originally shown on the NBC network in twelve separate episodes, with the first and last each running three hours and the ten in between at two hours each (this is with commercials). Some basic cable channels have rerun it in thirteen two-hour segments, with all but the opening and closing episodes consisting of the last hour of one segment and the first hour of the next. See more »
"We have to look to the past and get back to some basic principles if there's gonna be any future worth having."
"Centennial" is a great mini-series to discover America It goes over a span of 200 years It's about Pasquinel, a solitary trader with the Indians, who made his way through territory no white man has ever traveled, defending his trade and his life It's about a man from Scotland who had come seeking solitude, but he found friendship and love His name was Alexander McKeag It's about the legendary Arapaho leader, Lame Beaver, who knew that the coming of the white man was the beginning of change
"Centennial" is also about strong men, men of destiny and vision It's also about stubborn men who only saw little in the windy, water-shy stretch of plains to stop for on their trek to a new place called Oregon
"Centennial" is also about men of integrity like the young Mennonite named Levi Zendt who could not know it at the time that he was destined to leave the home he loved and share the dream of Alexander McKeag It's about traders like Zendt, and soldiers like Maxwell Mercy It's about men of honor, like Major Mercy who worked tirelessly to bring about a lasting peace Men of vision like the stubborn German from the Volga named Hans Brumbaugh, who had walked from St. Louis to find gold It's about the Englishman Oliver Seccombe, who would found an empire from the dream of a lifetime A ranch that would spread from the Rocky Mountains on the west to the Nebraska border with Longhorns driven north from Texas by John Skimmerhorn and R. J. Poteet
"Centennial is about many more characters like Clay Basket, the fiery Indian woman who shared the life Pasquinel loved best; Lise Bockweiss, the golden-haired lady of St. Louis; Pasquinel brothers whose names would strike terror into the hearts of all white men who thought of crossing the plains; Frank Skimmerhorn, the obsessed militia colonel who led a disgraceful massacre against Cheyenne chief, Broken Thumb; the frontier lawman Alex Dumire who would fall prey to a kind of crime the presence of his badge and gun could not prevent; the traveling actors, Mervin and Maude Wendell who founded its fortune power and prestige on stolen money and a murder
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