Canes of Power

Canes of Power

Canes of Power

Canes of Power

Special | 55m 58s

The history of 19 silver canes given to NM’s 19 Pueblos by President Lincoln in 1864.

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln recognized Pueblo independence by bestowing an ornamental, silver tipped cane to each Pueblo Nation. This documentary tells the story of the Canes in the voice of the Pueblo people and the struggle for sovereignty, upon which cultural survival depends.

Canes of Power is a local public television program presented by NMPBS.