The West (1996)

Empire Upon the Trails 

In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West.


Stephen Ives

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Richard White Richard White ... Himself - Historian
Fred Gowans Fred Gowans ... Himself - Historian
N. Scott Momaday ... Himself - Writer
Charlotte Black Elk Charlotte Black Elk ... Herself - Lakota
Richard G. Santos Richard G. Santos ... Himself - Historian
Patricia Nelson Limerick Patricia Nelson Limerick ... Herself - Historian
Ann Richards ... Herself - Former Governor of Texas
Mylie Lawyer Mylie Lawyer ... Herself - Nez Perce
Julie Roy Jeffrey Julie Roy Jeffrey ... Herself - Historian
Ralph Yarborough Ralph Yarborough ... Himself - Former United States Senator
Dayton Duncan Dayton Duncan ... Himself - Writer
Terry Tempest Williams Terry Tempest Williams ... Herself - Writer
Philip Bosco ... Himself (voice)
Blythe Danner ... Herself (voice)


In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West.

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16 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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It states that Texas became the 38th state of the United States. Texas was the 28th State of the United States, Colorado was the 38th State. See more »


Andrew Jackson: My friends, circumstances render it impossible that you can flourish within a civilized community. You have but one remedy within your reach, and that is to remove to the West. And the sooner you do this, the sooner you'll commence your career of improvement and prosperity. - Andrew Jackson.
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