Western History & Genealogy Blog

Special Advance Screening of "We Shall Remain"

Join Rocky Mountain PBS and the Denver Public Library on Monday, May 4, for a free advance screening of episode five of "We Shall Remain."

A five-part documentary in the acclaimed PBS American Experience series, "We Shall Remain" examines the experiences of native peoples from earliest contact to the present day.

Episode Five examines the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM), a pivotal event in contemporary Indian politics.

An audience discussion with Jay Grimm of the Denver Indian Center will take place immediately following the film.

Monday, May 4, 2009, 6-8 PM in the B2 Conference Center, Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway.

For more information, please contact the Denver Central Library at 720.865.1330.

Fascinating

Caught the second episode of this series while looking for something for my son to watch. We were both drawn into it immediately. It had slipped my mind until reading this post, so thanks for the reminder. I hope to see the other episodes soon.

Fascinating Reading

Since the Shawnee political leader Tecumseh was central to the second episode of We Shall Remain, take a look at some of the Tecumseh biographies we have here at the Denver Public Library, including works by John Sugden and R. David Edmunds. And don't Gregory Evans Dowds's A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815, for a perspective on the role of Tenskwatawa, often known as the Shawnee Prophet, who was Tecumseh's brother.