In 1676, the Mohawks made an alliance with Great Britain, which would ensure through war and hardship. One hundred years later this promise would force the Mohawks to choose between a new nation and their old allies.
Through the 18th century, Nova Scotia was a prize fought over by the French and British empires. Caught in between, the indigenous Mi'kmaq nation would wage a guerrilla resistance in defense of home and family.
In 1812 the two biggest corporations in North America went to war over the riches of the west. Caught between them are two desperate peoples. The young Metis nation who called this land home and Highland Scots, driven to Canada by poverty and ethnic cleansing.
In 1858, rumors of gold drew thousands of gun-toting American miners into the heart of Fraser Canyon, a wave of greed which threatened the local Nlaka'pamux way of life. What followed was a forgotten war which decided the fate of British Columbia.
For generations, the First Nations of the Northwest coast lived in fear of the Haida raiders. From their island strongholds, they would own slaves, wealth and glory at the point of a dagger, giving rise to a dazzling golden age of art and architecture.
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Premiered: September 6, 2017
Premise: A study of deadly battles that shaped the country of Canada.