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Subject: History

U.S. History Series

A series of historical documentaries that provides illuminating perspectives on significant people, places and events that affected U.S. history. Series: 12 programs (20 to 90 minutes). Click for more

Ely Parker (Seneca): Warrior in Two Worlds (cc)

CINE Golden Eagle Award
Best Documentary
-Parent's Choice Awards
Gabriel Award -UNDA-USA
EEN Award for Excellence -EEN
Best Documentary -Telly Awards

"Highly Recommended. This documentary fills an important gap in American history collections by documenting the life of a person who is not well known today. It is accurate and without bias, and gives detailed attention to Parker's life. It brings to light the impact of cultural differences in our society. It has a well-written narrative and good visuals. The narrator, Wes Studi, is a respected Native American actor who breathes life into the words." -EMRO Review
"Highly Recommended. An interesting portrait of Ely Parker, a Native American who bridged his world and the world of the white man." -NAMTC & NMM Review
Hosted and narrated by actor Wes Studi (Dances With Wolves), this is the compelling documentary on Ely Parker (Seneca), a 19th-Century Native American who defied racial barriers to succeed in two very different worlds. He was a Seneca Chief, a federal engineer, U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs and, as Civil War Secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant, he wrote down the terms of surrender at Appomattox. Yet his successes became tainted with controversy, and his quest for the American dream turned tragic. Soundtrack by Joanne Shenandoah. Produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting Council. 04/10DE Closed-Captioned JSCA 52 min.
Also See: Abraham Lincoln: His Life and His Legacy; Robert E. Lee - Beyond the Battles; Shelby Foote: The Man and the Civil War; The Forgotten Civil War; Lincoln, the Civil War and American Nationalism

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