Tuesday, November 14, 2006

New Archaeology Channel video

This email just received from Richard Pettigrew:

Friends and colleagues: Many Native American groups in North America
are working hard to reconnect with a cultural legacy that was nearly
lost. A case in point is conveyed by Reclaiming Our Heritage: The
Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia, the latest video feature on our
nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel

The story of the Monacan People, from pre-history to the present, is
finally told in this documentary produced and edited by Sharon
Bryant, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation. Monacan traditions
link to the archaeological record and include the tale of Amoroleck,
the first Monacan to confront the English settlers, and his prophetic
words to Capt. John Smith. Later history reflects the systemic
disenfranchisement of the Monacans, along with other Indian peoples
of Virginia, and their recent triumph in gaining official state