"Nevin and her dream" - The Backstory
The Great Transamerican Trek is the dream of Nevin who, together with her team, has worked tirelessly to make this dream a reality.
A unique 150-day trek by horseback across the remaining pristine lands of America, the Great Transamerican Trek is an unprecedented adventure reversing the path of Manifest Destiny and shedding light on the contemporary and historic stories of the Native American communities we meet.
Starting with tribal elders and communities along the Pacific coast the Trek is a 12-part half hour, or 6-part one hour series on PBS TV that aims to tell the story of the Native American tribes we encounter as we traverse their diverse landscapes. Our journey will end with a symbolic pow-wow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
Debbie 'White Dove' Porreco (direct descendant of Pocahontas) whose father was the chief of the powhatan tribe in Virginia, narrates this epic journey and introduces television viewers to the various tribes we visit along the trail.
The traveling audience, led by Nevin Kismet Erenyol, whose purpose is to listen, learn and help tell the unique stories of each tribe's significance along the way. Nevin met a spiritual dancer on an earlier journey who offered her the name, "Rainbow Pony" sparking this new and wonderful adventure. We will meet tribal leaders, hear their mythology, and understand the reasons behind Manifest Destiny spread across our American soil, and why the importance of the Trek to reverse Manifest Destiny will serve as an educational endeavour for our society and a form of healing and unity to all Native American tribes in the current day.