PBS is known for doing many things well. Though I often joke about them, it comes from a place of love and respect (remember that, I may never say it again). One of the things that constantly impresses me is the network’s ability to put out huge documentary miniseries specials; it seems like another one is always on the horizon and that each is riveting in its own way.
Right now, as a part of American Experience, the network is airing a five-part miniseries entitled “We Shall Remain.” It focuses on Native Americans and how they “valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture.” That comes from the “We Shall Remain” website (they have videos and tons of other tidbits there if you’re curious). The five episodes that make up the series are “After the Mayflower,” “Tecumseh’s Vision,” “Trail of Tears,” “Geronimo,” and “Wounded Knee.” Each episode focuses on a different moment in the history of Native Americans' interactions with the latecomers to this continent and tells a different story that helps to make up the larger picture.
I wouldn’t actually tell you all of this, as you probably surmise, if I didn’t have something else to tell you as well. No, that other bit isn’t that you can sign-up to receive the American Experience e-newsletter, you totally can, but that isn’t what I was intending to tell you.
No, what I was intending to tell you is that the nice folks over at PBS have helped us work out an American Experience “We Shall Remain” giveaway! We’re looking for two lucky winners, each of whom will receive the entirety of “We Shall Remain” on DVD, an American Experience mug, and an American Experience water bottle.
As for our rules (these, plus the ones on the entry form):
- Fill out the entry form.
- Entries must be received by May 17, 2009.
- The winners will be drawn on or after May 18, 2009.
- The winners will be notified by e-mail and in the comments section below.
- You must be a U.S. resident to enter and over the age of 18.