Firstly, this is not the beginning of the series but I chose this part because I thought Chief Warhorse of the Chata explained some interesting points, and very unpopular ideas, very clearly.
She basically explains that while Katrina was horrific in how it hit the Louisiana area, the real storm is the burial of Native American history in the area. The Chief also argues that those that are considered 'Indians' are those set up by the government under President Andrew Jackson and Indian Rights Law. Indigenous Native Americans, were given the name Indian as a 'tag' (and a perjorative) to categorize them.
Indigenous People in the Louisiana area and their evidences of who and what they are kept via oral history, old Cathedrals, as well as tombs; something not seen on the mainstream scale when thinking of Native American Scholarship.
RACE AS VALIDITY
Race, according to the Chief, also plays a big part in someone being 'Indian' in that the percentage of 'Indian Blood' leaning towards European Ancestry is considered more valuable or substantial in being a 'credible Indian person', as opposed to those people of Indigenous descent with the least amount of African Ancestry. This is an idea that she rejects.
TO BE INDIAN REJECTS AFRICA
I thought it was very interesting that the host said he had come from the Garveyites and in that consciousness, was taught those that claim 'Indian' were only people that were trying to deflect being African or 'N word' status. He then talked about how his growth had shown him that the 'Indians' seen via media were not representative of the darker skinned populations of Indigenous peoples in the Americas.
When looking at indigenous populations throughout the planet, we see a large variety of them being very dark skinned. And when conquering peoples portray them, they would use their own people to represent the great figures of those that they had conquered; programming the population to believe in the inaccuracies of textbooks and entertainment.
For me, the case may be that early Indigenous peoples in the Americas may have come from Africa at a very early date (far earlier than the Moors in the Islamic Era, Vikings, or the Europeans of what is called the Slave Trade). Native Americans simply are those that are indigenous; more importantly those that came first. If this is the case, then it is worth the investigation. The evidences of these things cannot be ignored. DEOZI!