Native America
The World Created by America’s First Peoples

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Native America - The World Created by America’s First Peoples
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4 episodes in this series

Episode 1 From Caves to Cosmos - The Roots of Native America
Native America explores the world created by America's First Peoples. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science…
Episode 2 Nature to Nations - The Governments of Native America
Native America explores the world created by America's First Peoples. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science…
Episode 3 Cities of the Sky - The Cities of Native America
Native America explores the world created by America's First Peoples. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science…
Episode 4 New World Rising - The Resistance, Survival, Revival of Native America
Native America explores the world created by America's First Peoples. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science…

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From Caves to Cosmos - The Roots of Native America
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Nature to Nations - The Governments of Native America
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Episode 3 of Native America
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