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In the 1930s, archeologist Luther Cressman made a series of discoveries that shocked the scientific world. Cressman's discovery changed archaeology and continues to have profound effects on science today. This documentary follows Cressman's lifelong search for America's first people. Luther Cressman, Quest for First People has been awarded a 2015 Northwest Regional Emmy Award.

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Luther Cressman, Quest For First People

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A new Oregon Experience examines an Oregon man’s lifelong search for America’s first people. 

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