WXXI Documentaries

Warrior in Two Worlds

Special | 56m 31s

This documentary is about Ely S. Parker, a 19th- century Seneca Indian Renaissance man. Parker was an engineer, tribal chief, and Civil War Secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant. Parker was a Cherokee actor Wes Studi hosts this account of Parker’s struggle in two worlds. He was responsible for preventing racial tensions to rise to its peak for both the Indians and the Whites.

Aired: 11/24/99

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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