American Indians

These videos and podcasts by eminent scholars, master teachers, and other speakers open a variety of ways to explore American history. The presentations range from two- or three-minute interview clips to hour-long lectures. Whether you watch them in class, assign them to your students for homework, or download them to your iPod for a long road trip, each one can give you new insight into the past.

Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands

Speaker(s): James F. Brooks Duration: 32 minutes 53 seconds

America before Columbus

Speaker(s): Charles C. Mann Duration: 44 minutes 27 seconds

Guns, Horses, and the Grass Revolution

Speaker(s): Elliott West Duration: 1 hour 12 minute

How was North America settled before European colonization?

Speaker(s): Peter C. Mancall Duration: 1 minute 47 seconds

Nature, Culture, and Native Americans

Speaker(s): Daniel Wildcat Duration: 50 minutes 25 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity

Speaker(s): Jill Lepore Duration: 41 minutes 44 seconds

Europeans and the New World, 1400–1530

Speaker(s): Brian DeLay Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 25 seconds

Exchanges of Culture and Conflict in the Southwest

Speaker(s): Brian DeLay Duration: 1 hour 42 minute