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113 of 116 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2008
The Great Indian Wars provides a vaste amount of information and facts,
with regard to this epic struggle for survival by the American Indians.
It would appear to tell an unbiased story about broken treaties and massacres committed by both sides,but mainly by the American army, which
carried out a policy of total war in many cases.
Ones sympathy goes out to the Indians,who were fighting a losing battle from the very start, to protect their home lands.
This is very compelling viewing and is to be recommended to all those who wish to know the facts behind this tragic episode in North American history.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2009
The Great Indian Wars 1540-1890 [2007]. Overall production very good. History of tribes very interesting and comprehensive. Narration excellent and not intrusive.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2011
I bought this as my husband and I are really interested in early America, and it didnt disappoint. We watched it all on a wet spring day and found it informative, factual and unbiased. I would definitly recommend this a a good dvd.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2011
I am giving 3 stars purely because I found the narrator on all dvds had a most irritating voice! I found this particular version of events to be biased toward the white Americans. Often rewinding to make sure that I was hearing each speaker clearly. The narrator I think, is attempting to seem sympathetic and genuine, but alas for me he was irritating. I would have preferred someone else to be doing the talking, just for example: Martin Sheen or Clint Eastwood. In fact anyone who could come across as sincere and could make him/herself more interesting to listen to.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 21 March 2010
This is a fascinating slice of history rendered nearly unwatchable because of poor sound. The narration mumbles and bumbles along swallowing words and names in a manner that badly lets dow the fine pictures and research. Please re-mix.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
The title of this DVD series suggests that it covers the full 350 year history of the conflict between Indigenous North American Indian tribes and European settlers; in fact the series focuses almost exclusively on the 19th century conflicts on the great plains of central North America. Very disappointed because this was not what I thought I was buying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 February 2013
This is a fantastic collection of short documentaries about the conflict between Americans and the most commonly known Indian tribes. However, don't be fooled by the claim that it focuses on the Indian wars between 1540 and 1890. These episodes focus mostly on the conflict between the Plains tribes (as well as the Apaches) and the United States during the 19th century. There is very little information about the previous conflicts between Indians and settlers in the East and there's no mention of the Nez Perce conflict or the Snake Wars, either. Nevertheless, if you're interested in the American-Indian Wars, you ought to buy this box set. There's some interesting and slightly different perspectives on the Sand Creek Massacre, which may come as a surprise to some who are familiar with how this massacre has often been highjacked politically and used as a Vietnam War allegory.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 30 July 2012
This is awful..It portrays the conflict as a more or less fair fight, wich came about because the Indian Nations refused to do as they were told, and therefore had to pay. It even claims that both sides had the same amount of casualties (20.000) A clash between warriors and soldiers(Little Big Horn)is categorized as a massacre, and the slaughter of women and children (Wichita,Wounded Knee) as battles.I love the USA and have many friends there,a great nation full of great people. But historical knowlegde and accuracy has never been one of their strong points.
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on 16 August 2013
saw this series on PBS a few months back and bought it as a present for a birthday. Really well researched as you would expect from Mr Burns, it is a great account of the time period very watchable.
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on 28 January 2013
this dvd gives the whole story of the american indians from before the white man came to its tragic conclusion
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