The West

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Original run: 15 Sep 1996 – 22 Sep 1996

Country of origin: US

Genre: History, Western

Network: PBS US

Watched by: 14 of 708 082 0%

Total running time: 12 hours 33 minutes

Episode duration: 43 minutes

MyShows rating: 4.57 of 5 7


The West is a series that includes stories of the Native American experience, from the era before Europeans appeared on the landscape to the tragic days of Sand Creek, Washita and Wounded Knee; stories of the Spanish West, from the times of the conquistadors' expeditions to the emergence of the barrio as an enclave of cultural traditions; pioneer stories from the Oregon Trail and the Mormon Exodus; war stories from San Jacinto and Lawrence, Kansas; stories of miners and missionaries, ranchers and railroaders, educators and industrialists. It is a chronicle that captures all the grandeur of the West and all the energy of its people, and one that probes the conflicting visions and competing values that made an American nation on this vast land.

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