The Native Americans
Directed byJohn Borden
Phil Lucas
George Burdeau
Narrated byJoy Harjo
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3
Executive producerJonathan Taplin
Original release
ReleaseOctober 10 (1994-10-10) –
October 13, 1994 (1994-10-13)

The Native Americans is a three-part American television documentary miniseries that premiered on TBS on October 10, 1994.[1] The remaining two episodes aired on October 11 and 13, 1994.[2] Directed by John Borden, Phil Lucas and George Burdeau, the six-hour series explores the history of Native American cultures, with each hour of the series devoted to a particular region of the United States.

Music for the series was composed by Robbie Robertson in collaboration with other Native American and Canadian First Nations musicians (as well as musicians who self-identify as Indigenous), including Ulali, Rita Coolidge, Douglas Spotted Eagle and Kashtin, and was released on the album Music for The Native Americans.[2]


  1. ^ Goodman, Walter (October 10, 1994). "Television Review; A Romantic Tribute To the First Americans". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b Heckman, Don (October 4, 1994). "Getting In Touch With His Roots". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 December 2009.