Here in Oklahoma—a state whose very name is a American Indian word—we have some sense of Native American life and history. After all, it's all around us.
So perhaps Oklahoma viewers will be especially interested in We Shall Remain, a five-part PBS mini-series that begins next week. We saw a preview of the program on OETA the other night and it looks like superior television.
Each episode is 90 minutes and each focuses on a particular incident of Native history in North America after the arrival of Europeans.
The episodes begin with "After the Mayflower," airing on April 13; to "Tecumseh's Vision," April 20; "Trail of Tears," April 27; "Geronimo," May 4; and "Wounded Knee," May 11.
Since a good many Trail of Tears descendants live in and around Tulsa, we suspect the that program will have strong local ratings.
We Shall Remain will air on Mondays at 8 p.m. on OETA, which is Channel 11 in T-town.