New World Rising
Discover how resistance, survival and revival are revealed through an empire of horse-mounted Comanche warriors, secret messages encoded in an Aztec manuscript and a grass bridge in the Andes that spans mountains and centuries.
Premieres on August 24
Native America explores the world created by America’s First Peoples. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.
Native America Episodes
Native America Extras
S1 Ep4 | 1m 8s
How the Aztecs used color to represent the aftermath of colonialism.
S1 Ep4 | 3m 2s
In Peru, people still build traditional Inca grass bridges.
S1 Ep4 | 1m 59s
Horses continue to be an important part of Comanche identity and tradition.
S1 Ep4 | 2m 6s
Resistance begun by Aztec builders continues through today.
S1 Ep4 | 3m 23s
Valentin Lopez, of the Amah Mutsun, uses fire to save his peoples culture.
S1 Ep4 | 1m 25s
Archaeologist Severin Fowles re-imagines Native religion as Native science.
S1 Ep4 | 2m 15s
With help, the archaeologist finds evidence of the illusive Comanche.
S1 Ep4 | 2m 52s
Illuminating the extraordinary measures Aztec artists took to record their culture.
S1 Ep3 | 30s
Discover the cosmological secrets behind America’s ancient cities.
S1 Ep4 | 30s
Discover how resistance, survival and revival are revealed.
S1 Ep3 | 2m 29s
Archaeologists investigate Cahokian human sacrifice.
S1 Ep3 | 3m 7s
Why this magnificent structure is built at an angle to the rest of the city.
S1 Ep3 | 2m 23s
Cahokia researchers uses new LiDAR technology to map the layout of this ancient city.
S1 Ep3 | 2m 32s
The historical and contemporary spiritual importance of Incan Huacas.
S1 Ep3 | 2m 13s
An archaeology team work to uncover remains of a celestial calendar at Cahokia.
S1 Ep3 | 4m 28s
The Choctaw scholar reflects on the bitter chapter of history known as the Trail of Tears.
S1 Ep3 | 3m 35s
The Choctaw scholar reflects on the ancient tradition of earthen mounds and mound culture.
S1 Ep3 | 2m 38s
Harvard professor of Religion David Carrasco speaks on religion and Teotihuacan.
S1 Ep2 | 1m 56s
The history and mythology of Clan Mothers and continued female leadership.
S1 Ep2 | 2m 40s
A look at traditional Native American crops and agricultural practices.