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History as you've never seen it.
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Shane Weeks

Shinnecock Nation

Shane Weeks is a tribal leader, historian, educator and filmmaker dedicated to telling the stories of the First People.

Shipwrecks. Heroism. Triple Homicides. Secret Knowledge. Outlawed customs.

Survival. Lost History. Forged Deeds. Stolen Land. Court Battles. War. Disease. Eviction. Triumph. Survival. Resistance.

There are hundreds of untold stories

of Long Island's Native People

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NEW VIDEOS

SHARK TOOTH WAR CLUB

This war club is from the South Pacific and was brought back to the Twin Forks by a Shinnecock whaler in the mid 19th century. Shane's great-great-great grandfather was a whaler and this

may have been his.

Our new video on the Niamuck waterway. A very significant area in the historic Shinnecock territory in Southampton, NY.

Today's Word Of The Day is a bit controversial. In Honor of Woman's Day Today's Word is SQUA and it is our word for Woman in the Shinnecock Dialect. Listen in and learn the very special and sacred teaching behind this word. A teaching that society tried to erase in using this word as a derogatory word towards indigenous women across the country.

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SASSACUS 4.tiff
DUCK PIPE 2.tiff

Limited Edition, signed and numbered prints featuring Algonquian words, heroes, history and artifacts are available to Patreon supporters and at our ETSY store.       

Please support our work, even a small donation will help.

Patreon helps us create new videos, stories, books and our scientific work. By making a donation supporters sustain our efforts and also receive rewards and gifts.

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First People's FilmWorks is allied with the 1523 Project, a scientific association of professors, scientists, archeologists, museums, anthropologists, Native leaders and

artists. Their multi-disciplinary, high tech approach includes LiDAR, ArcGIS mapping,

3D fractal scanning, petroscopy, isotope analysis and lithic analysis at

Brookhaven National Lab's particle beam.

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Learn more about Shane Weeks

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Maps show the ancient landscape the Native People once lived in.
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ART & ARTIFACTS BEFORE EUROPEANS ARRIVED

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Long Island's Native People hunted

whales for thousands of years

PROFESSOR JOHN STRONG Ph.D

ESSENTIAL READING

"The Transcript of Indians of

Eastern Long Island Lecture" 

 by John Strong

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First People's FilmWorks offers film, video, photography, social media, 3D fractal scanning and script writing services for artists, architects, corporations, individuals and non-profits. Call us to discuss your project.

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