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Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection

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Watch Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:30pm on WORLD.

Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection is the story of a small Native American tribe known as 'the People of Many Waters,' who are among the first people of Louisiana and heirs of an unbroken 8,000 year past in their native coastal region of the Atchafalaya Basin. Living off the bounty of one of the richest inland estuaries on the continent, this indigenous nation persists and rejuvenates its culture while losing its ancestral territory to forces other than conquest. 

Journey into sacred places of the Basin with author and keeper of his family’s oral tradition Roger Stouff, a fisherman descended from “a long and distinguished lineage of fishermen within a nation of fishermen,” as he provides native stories, beliefs and perspectives about this important and often overlooked people. Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection is a vision of one of the most unique natural landscapes in North America and home to the Chitimacha from time immemorial.