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The National Parks

The National Parks

The story of an idea as American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.

11m 27s

Untold Stories | Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers

Find out about the work of ranger Shelton Johnson and his rediscovery of the story of the African American soldiers who patrolled the parks of the High Sierra at the turn of the last century. Shelton tells the story in the dramatis personae of a Buffalo Soldier himself, directly engaging visitors in a way that is immediate and often high impact.

13m 31s

National Park Experience | Canyon Song

A Navajo family balances modern life with the traditional "Navajo Way," teaching their children their language, culture, and ceremony within the sacred walls of Canyon de Chelly National Monument. This short film from National Park Experience is part of a series highlighting the powerful and diverse stories of people who are forging incredible relationships with the National Parks.

13m 37s

Untold Stories | City Kids in National Parks

Explore efforts to bring inner city kids into the parks, often for their first encounters with wilderness. The film tells the story through the lens of two programs -- Biscayne National Park and Death Valley National Park.

14m 12s

Untold Stories | Manzanar: "Never Again"

Take a look at the interconnected stories of Japanese internment during World War II, Sue Kunitomi Embrey's efforts to commemorate Manzanar internment camp, and the ongoing work of Manzanar National Historic Site to educate visitors about civil rights.

12m 7s

Untold Stories | San Antonio Missions: Keeping History Alive

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a thriving hub for the city's Latino community, the park hosts Spanish and English language masses throughout the week, celebrates traditional Hispanic festivals year-round, and educates more than 50,000 school children annually about our nation's Hispanic heritage.

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