A tribe leader displays a wampum shell-bead belt. / Photo: Courtesy of Providence Pictures

This fall, an epic new four-part series will premiere on CPTV: Native AmericaMade with the active participation of Native American communities and filmed in some of the most spectacular locations in the hemisphere, Native America illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.

Native America will premiere on CPTV on Tuesday, October 23 at 9 p.m. Subsequent episodes will air Tuesday, October 30 at 9 p.m., and Tuesday, November 13 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Get ready for the premiere of Native America with a new series of video shorts from CPTV showcasing the history of Native American tribes and culture in Connecticut. Stream the videos below!

Learn about the Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center, located in Washington, Connecticut:

Learn about the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, located in Mashantucket, Connecticut: 

Learn about the life of Dr. Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (1899-2005), Mohegan Medicine Woman:

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