"Highly Recommended. This documentary fills an important gap in American history collections by documenting the life of a person who is not well known today. It is accurate and without bias, and gives detailed attention to Parker's life. It brings to light the impact of cultural differences in our society. It has a well-written narrative and good visuals. The narrator, Wes Studi, is a respected Native American actor who breathes life into the words." -EMRO Review "Highly Recommended. An interesting portrait of Ely Parker, a Native American who bridged his world and the world of the white man." -NAMTC & NMM Review Hosted and narrated by actor Wes Studi (Dances With Wolves), this is the compelling documentary on Ely Parker (Seneca), a 19th-Century Native American who defied racial barriers to succeed in two very different worlds. He was a Seneca Chief, a federal engineer, U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs and, as Civil War Secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant, he wrote down the terms of surrender at Appomattox. Yet his successes became tainted with controversy, and his quest for the American dream turned tragic.
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