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The way west : how the West was lost & won, 1845-1893 / a Steeplechase Films production for the American Experience in association with Channel Four Television ; written and directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Lisa Ades and Ric Burns ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

Burns, Ric, (director-producer-writer.). Ades, Lisa, (producer.). McCullough, David, (host.). Baker, Russell, (1925-, narrator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster DVD WAY Edu. (Text) 72436000088706 DVDs Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415716927
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 6 hrs.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen format (aspect ratio 4 x 3)
  • Publisher: Boston, Mass. : WGBH Boston ; 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as episodes of the television program The American experience in 1995.
Formatted Contents Note:
[Episode 1] Westward, the course of empire takes its way, 1845-1964 -- [Episode 2] Approach of civilization, 1865-1869 -- [Episode 3] War for the Black Hills, 1870-1876 -- [Episode 4] Ghost Dance, 1877-1893.
Participant or Performer Note:
Participants : Introduced by David McCullough ; narrated by Russell Baker.
Summary, etc.:
Chronicles the final decades of the American frontier from the time of the Gold Rush until after the last gasp of the Indian wars at Wounded Knee.
Language Note:
English soundtrack.
Subject: Indians of North America.
West (U.S.) > Territorial expansion.
United States > History > 19th century.

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