Among the Tribes

They called themselves the Corps of Discovery, as if they were going where no one had gone before. But the more they got away from the civilized eastern seaboard, the more civilizations they encountered.

The journals from that 1804-1806 expedition have been the lens through which we have framed these first encounters. But now Native Americans, who have always relied upon an oral tradition, say it's time to tell their side of the story.

Over the course of several years, the IdahoPTV Production team has interviewed Native Americans about what historian James Ronda calls "the great American conversation." That conversation, which began two hundred years ago, continues even today.

 

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