Forgotten War: The Struggle for North America

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 6:00pm´╗┐

Two-hundred and fifty years ago, three powers clashed in an epic struggle for North America.´╗┐ Often overshadowed by the American Revolution, the French and Indian War (1755-1760) determined which great European empire would control the Ohio River Valley, the gateway to the West, and the crucial highway of rivers and lakes connecting New York and Montreal. Forgotten War: The Struggle for North America, airing Friday, December 6, 2013 at 6 p.m. on WXXI World´╗┐, recounts the little-known story of how the Indian nations of the Northeast controlled the outcome of this war.

This program is followed at 7 p.m. by Liberty or Death and Lafayette: The Lost Hero at 8 p.m.