American Experience Way West

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Over a century ago, on the sweeping plains of the West, European whites and Native Americans clashed in a deadly battle. Follow the titanic struggle from the time of the Gold Rush until after the last gasp of the Indian Wars at Wounded Knee. Acclaimed filmmakers Ric Burns and Lisa Ades follow the collision of cultures as Native Americans and whites struggled bitterly over land and values. Their respective visions of America and its future could not coexist. Thomas Jefferson thought it would take a thousand years to settle and subdue the West; it took approximately 50 years. In addition to providing a history of expansion and material conquest, The Way West explores the spiritual dimensions of the struggle for the American West.


Studio PBS
SKU 202126629
UPC 841887050579
UPC 14 00841887050579
Format DVD
Release Date 5/12/2009
Editors Note
Note A fertile period in American history is covered in this program from PBS. This entry into the American Experience series covers how the West was lost and won between 1845-1893, with commentary from Russell Baker.
Cast & Crew
Amy Madigan - Voice Of
Bruce Shaw - Editor
Buddy Squires - Cinematographer
F. Murray Abraham - Voice Of
Holly Hunter - Narrated By
Li-Shin Yu - Editor
Lisa Ades - Producer
Ric Burns - Producer
Ric Burns - Writer
Ric Burns - Director
Russell Baker - Narrated By
Technical Info
Catalog ID 600
UPC 00841887050579
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 360 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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