New England tribes upset with PBS 'We Shall Remain'
Three New England tribes say PBS failed to consult them about the acclaimed "We Shall Remain" miniseries that debuted this month.

PBS pitched the series as being told from the tribal perspective. But the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and the Narragansett Tribe said their views weren't taken into account for the first film, "After the Mayflower," which focused on contacts between the New England tribes and European settlers.

"We should have been consulted," George "Chuckie" Green, a medicine man in training for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, told The Cape Cod Times "It's an unauthorized version of the story."

PBS said it worked with New England Indians on the first episode. But the tribes say the process should have been formal under the National Historic Preservation Act because federal funds were used to produce the series.

Get the Story:
Wampanoag: PBS failed to get tribe perspective (The Cape Cod Times 4/23)

Tribal Letter:
George “Chucky” Green, Bettina M. Washington and John Brown: An open letter to PBS television (Indian Country Today 4/19)

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