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Season 8, Episode 6 Lighting the 7th Fire

First Aired: July 4, 1995

This documentary on the plight of Wisconsin's Chippewa is punctuated by shocking footage of natives, whose spear-fishing activities have been vehemently opposed by locals. Included: the 19th-century U.S.treaty protecting the native tradition; and interviews detailing the hostility of protestors, who often shout racial slurs.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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