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500 Nations

500 Nations is an eight part documentary on the Native Americans of North and Central America. It is hosted by Kevin Costner, and directed by Jack Leustig.The series explores the history of the indigenous peoples of North and Central America, from pre-Colombian times through the period of European contact and colonization, to the closing of the frontier in 1890.

Utilizing historical texts, eyewitness accounts, pictorial sources and computer graphic reconstructions to explore the magnificent civilizations that flourished prior to contact with Western civilization, it tells the dramatic ongoing story of the Native American nations.

"500 Nations tries to crystallize the sweeping events that reshaped North America - one of the largest and most pivotal stories in human history - a story we feel is widely unknown. Often painful, sometimes shocking, but in the end it is simply about understanding."
- Kevin Costner

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Documentary - 500 Nations

Watch the series Here on We're Still Here - The Original Native American People

Episodes on YouTube

Book and DVD on Amazon