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Wed Nov 8, 2017, 09:49 PM

New TV Series 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas before Columbus



Posted By Toyacoyah Brown November 2nd, 2017

VICTORIA, Oct. 26, 2017 /CNW/ – The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will present the world premiere of the docu-drama series 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus starting November 8th on APTN East and HD at 7:00 p.m. ET, APTN West at 7:00 p.m. MT and APTN North at 7:00 p.m. CT. The series is also slated to air on ZDFE (Germany) and SBS (Australia).

Based on Charles C. Mann's best selling book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, the eight hour miniseries, produced by Animiki See Digital Production of Winnipeg and Aarrow Productions of Victoria, takes its audience on a journey dating as far back as 20,000 years ago through to 1491. The series focuses on the origins and history of ancient civilizations and groundbreaking achievements in North and South America in the areas of agriculture, astronomy, architecture, environment, governance, medicine, technology, science, trade and art.

More:
http://www.powwows.com/new-tv-series-1491-untold-story-americas-columbus/

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Reply New TV Series 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas before Columbus (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 8 OP
mia Nov 8 #1
DBoon Nov 8 #2
rzemanfl Nov 8 #3
d_r Nov 8 #4
SergeStorms Nov 9 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 9 #5
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 9 #6
Glaisne Nov 9 #7
pangaia Sunday #13
2naSalit Nov 9 #9
SunSeeker Friday #10
sagesnow Friday #11
SunSeeker Friday #12
Glorfindel Sunday #14
Judi Lynn Monday #15

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 09:52 PM

1. Thanks for the news.

Looking forward to seeing this!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 09:54 PM

2. Great book

Much of what it said about pre-columbian societies in the Amazon was controversial but has been upheld by evidence. The Amazon was not a wilderness, it was extensively cultivated by a well organized indigenous society

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Response to DBoon (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 10:05 PM

3. I agree about the book. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 10:31 PM

4. is there a US broadcast?

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Response to d_r (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:24 PM

8. If there isn't....

there damned well should be. PBS has to pick this up. They have to!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 12:25 AM

5. I just put the book on hold at my library.

Side note: I have some friends who are American Indian, and several years ago when one of them told me about a Pow-Wow in my area, I didn't attend, and when she later asked me why not, I said that I thought people like me wouldn't be welcomed. She was astonished, and assured me that of course I and others like me are absolutely welcome to the Pow-Wows. How nice to learn that.

I try to be appropriately sensitive to others' culture and so on, and while I am curious, I never want to intrude where not wanted.

But we all have so much to learn from each other.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 10:12 AM

6. Oooooo!!!

I'd be willing to figure out how to work my tv for this!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:56 PM

7. I highly recommend the book and

it's sequel 1493. I also recommend another book 1492: The Year the World Began by Felipe Fernández-Armesto. All three make a good set. I enjoyed each of them.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7105459-1492
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39020.1491
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9862761-1493

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Response to Glaisne (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 04:55 PM

13. I agree. I have all 3

Starting with 1492.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 06:53 PM

9. Cool...

just read the book last year... as an anthropologist, I agree more with the conclusions favored in the book than what was being taught when I was in school.

I hope we can access the show online or something... a very important set of findings that we should be talking about when celebrating our past.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 08:07 AM

10. K & R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 11:06 AM

11. Will have to recommend this to

my History Book Club at the next meeting. Sounds like a great read. and movie to go along with it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 12:09 PM

12. I hope they post it on Youtube. There is a similar documentary posted now that is quite good:

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:25 PM

14. I loved the book. It confirmed some things I had long suspected.

I'm more proud than ever to be 1/32nd Cherokee! I hope to be able to watch the docu-drama series in the near future.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 12:41 AM

15. Thanks to those who recommended the book.

I just bought it this weekend on line after reading your comments.

Really looking forward to getting it.

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