The Film

Most popular histories of American Indians end in 1890 with the massacre at Wounded Knee and the removal of Plain tribes onto reservations. Ishi's Return, a four-part series directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals, Skins), takes this moment as the beginning — rather than the end — of an unexpected story of survival. Against towering odds, well over 500 tribal nations have navigated successfully into modern life in every corner of the continent.

The Filmmakers

  1. Chris EyreDirector
  2. Brian WescottProducer
  3. Leslie ClarkProducer
  4. Roberta GrossmanProducer
  5. Lisa ThomasExecutive Producer