The West (1996)
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Death Runs Riot 

The West had always symbolized hope and new beginnings, but in the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west to start over, they brought with them the nation's oldest, most divisive issue -- slavery.

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Stephen Ives

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Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Dayton Duncan Dayton Duncan ... Himself - Writer
Patricia Nelson Limerick Patricia Nelson Limerick ... Herself - Historian
Martin Ridge Martin Ridge ... Himself - Historian
Stewart L. Udall Stewart L. Udall ... Himself - Former Secretary of the Interior
Ricardo Romo Ricardo Romo ... Himself - Historian
Alvin M. Josephy Alvin M. Josephy ... Himself - Historian
Richard White Richard White ... Himself - Historian
Henrietta Mann Henrietta Mann ... Herself - Southern Cheyenne
Ben Nighthorse Campbell Ben Nighthorse Campbell ... Himself - United States Senator
N. Scott Momaday ... Himself - Writer
George Aguilar ... Himself (voice)
Adam Arkin ... Himself (voice)
Tantoo Cardinal ... Herself (voice)
Terrence Currier ... Himself (voice)
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The West had always symbolized hope and new beginnings, but in the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west to start over, they brought with them the nation's oldest, most divisive issue -- slavery.

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18 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Committee member: The Committee on the Conduct of the War: As to Colonel Chivington, your committee can hardly find fitting terms to describe his conduct. Wearing the uniform of the United States, which should be the emblem of justice and humanity, he deliberately planned and executed a foul and dastardly massacre which would have disgraced the veriest savage among those who were the victims of his cruelty.
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