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VIDEO: We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears

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We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears
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Length: 14:20:00
Aired: 4/27/2009

The Cherokee would call it Nu-No-Du-Na-Tlo-Hi-Lu, "The Trail Where They Cried." On May 26, 1838, federal troops forced thousands of Cherokee from their homes in the Southeastern United States, driving them toward Indian Territory in Eastern Oklahoma. More than 4,000 died of disease and starvation along the way. For years the Cherokee had resisted removal from their land in every way they knew. Convinced that white America rejected Native Americans because they were "savages," Cherokee leaders established a republic with a European-style legislature and legal system. Many Cherokee became Christian and adopted westernized education for their children. Their visionary principal chief, John Ross, would even take the Cherokee case to the Supreme Court, where he won a crucial recognition of tribal sovereignty that still resonates. Though in the end the Cherokee embrace of "civilization" and their landmark legal victory proved no match for white land hunger and military power, the Cherokee people were able, with characteristic ingenuity, to build a new life in Oklahoma, far from the land that had sustained them for generations. This is the third of a 5-part American Experience mini-series. watch

VIDEO: We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears

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We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears
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Length: 01:14:37
Aired: 4/27/2009

Though the Cherokee embraced “civilization” and won recognition of tribal sovereignty in the U.S. Supreme Court, their resistance to removal from their homeland failed. Thousands were forced on a perilous march to Oklahoma. watch

VIDEO: Reservations, I've Got a Few

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Reservations, I've Got a Few
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Length: 42:58
Aired: 3/30/2012

When Marshall's witness escapes from the WITSEC offices and disappears on an Indian Reservation, Mary and Marshall will need the help of a Native American detective to track him down. watch

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Year Title Description
2014 Planes Movie, Actor - Windlifter
2014 A Million Ways To Die In The West Movie, Actor - Cochise
2012 Being Flynn Movie, Actor
2009 Kings TV Show Series, Actor - Gen. Linus Abner
2009 Avatar Movie, Actor - Eytukan

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Comanche Moon's Wes Studi on Playing a Native American Icon

With roles in Dances with Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans and HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Wes Studi is a familiar face to fans of historical dramas. Tonight, the accomplished Cherokee character actor continues his hard-nosed portrayal of Comanche leader Buffalo Hump in Part 2 of Comanche Moon (9 pm/ET, CBS; it concludes tomorrow), the Lonesome Dove prequel that traces the early years of Dove protagonists Woodrow Call and Gus McCrae. TV Guide: You've appeared in many films about the struggles of Native Americans. What draws you to them?Wes Studi: I like the point of conflict, when people finally come to the point [where] they have nothing else they can do but fight. It happened in just about every one of the roles that I've played. There is quite the adrenaline ru read more

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