Native American

AURORA
Fire in the Sky

 

Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth’s polar regions. Investigate the myths of Finland’s Saami, Alaska’s Inuit, Canada’s Native Americans and New Zealand’s Maori.

 

A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY
The Flute Maker

 

Host Eric Gorges combs the country for America’s finest craftsmen, documenting what it means to be a modern-day maker. In each episode, Eric explains the history of an old-world craft as it is practiced in America today.

 

The Flute Maker
Geri Littlejohn has been making Native American-style flutes for more than 20 years. She starts with a simple piece of bamboo and finishes with what she likes to call a “sacred musical gift of art.”

 

AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA
Native American Boomtown

 

The Bakken oil boom is bringing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to North Dakota. A substantial part of the oil production is concentrated on an Indian reservation. Fort Berthold Reservation’s 1,000-plus oil wells have brought in money and jobs for some, but oil has also brought danger – organized crime, hard drugs, traffic fatalities – and other problems. Tribe members speak about the benefits and consequences of the boom.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Knoxville, TN Part 3 of 3

 

Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a third edition of Gone With the Wind with a false inscription; signed Muhammad Ali training shoes; and a Cartier sapphire and diamond ring that was purchased at a Knoxville estate sale for less than $15, 000 and is now valued at $40,000 to $60,000.

 

A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY
The Basket Weaver

 

Host Eric Gorges visits with Ron Paquin, a Native American who teaches others the fine craft of bark basket weaving.  Eric and Ron both build baskets together.