Look back 15,000 years to discover massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and people connected by social networks spanning two continents.

21st-Century People

Haudenosaunee dancers and storytellers blend cultural tradition with modern flair.

Recent discoveries informed by Native American oral histories have led to a bold new perspective on North and South America – that through social networks spanning two continents ancient people shared a foundational belief system with a diversity of cultural expressions. This and other research is leading to revelations that will forever change how we understand Native America. The series highlights intimate Native American traditions and follows field archaeologists using 21st century tools such as multispectral imaging and DNA analysis to uncover incredible narratives of America’s past, venturing into Amazonian caves containing the Americas’ earliest art and interactive solar calendar, exploring a massive tunnel beneath a pyramid at the center of one of ancient America’s largest cities, and mapping the heavens in celestially aligned cities.

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Feel Like I'm Back Home

Tuscarora beadworker Grant Jonathan tours the New York State Museum's beadwork collection.

All the Colors of the Rainbow

Mohawk beadworker Sheila Escobar strives to connect her work and long-lost culture.

Iroquois or Haudenosaunee?

Why are there are two names used to refer to Native Americans from Upstate New York?

Taking Away from Our Culture

Onondaga Storyteller Perry Ground addresses cultural appropriation and the Haudenosaunee.

The Medicine Game

Native college lacrosse players talk about the important cultural role the sport plays.

Haudenosaunee Beadwork: A History

Haudenosaunee artists and historians reflect on how raised beadwork evolved through time.