In a Voyage of Discovery that has taken over three years and 25,000 miles of travel, The War Against the Indians pieces together in conversations, magnificent scenery, drama and music the story of the entire "Great Island" that is North America. The story begins 40,000 years ago and continues to the present. It covers: the Columbus "invasion", the Spanish massacres, the destruction of the Huron Nation, the near extinction of the buffalo, the victory over Custer, the massacre at Wounded Knee, the life of young students at residential schools and the stand-off at Oka, Quebec. It also includes the great art and music of the First Nation's people. In the course of making this sweeping documentary, producer/director Harry Rasky has exposed 100,000 feet of film and conducted interviews with hundreds of members of the native tribes, the Metis and Inuit peoples. Described by the Smithsonian Institution as an "epic masterpiece by the world's most acclaimed non-fiction filmmaker", The War Against the Indians is the most ambitious chronicle of the drama and history of the North American Indians.