Canes of Power
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CANES OF POWER, narrated by Cherokee Actor Wes Studi is the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s gift of engraved wood canes to each of New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo nations. The canes symbolized the recognition of tribal sovereignty at the very same time 13 Southern states were seeking their own sovereignty from the United States. Watch tonight at 8pm and stream anytime on NMPBS.
Discover the story of nineteen silver-tipped canes, gifted by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864, that symbolize Pueblo Indian sovereignty in the documentary CANES OF POWER. Watch tonight at 8pm and stream anytime on NMPBS.
CANES OF POWER tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's historic decision to grant the Pueblo Native American tribe sovereign status in New Mexico. Watch tonight at 8pm and stream anytime on NMPBS.
In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln recognized Pueblo independence by bestowing an ornamental, silver tipped cane to each Pueblo Nation. This documentary tells the story of the Canes in the voice of the Pueblo people and the struggle for sovereignty, upon which cultural survival depends. Watch tonight at 8pm and stream anytime on NMPBS.