by Katie Bowell, Curator of Cultural Interpretation, Fort Collins Museum
Tonight on PBS, the American Experience’s “We Shall Remain” starts at 8pm (Mountain Time). To quote from the PBS website, “We Shall Remain is a groundbreaking mini-series and provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning three hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective.”
The previews and sneak peaks on the website look fantastic, so check it out. Also, take a look at the “Reel Native” section of the program’s website — the films in this project are some great examples of personal history.
And bonus points if you can see the allusion to another iconic American image in the series’ poster.