This series chronicles the saga of the American West, tracing the lives of a diverse cast of characters, from explorers, soldiers and Indian warriors to settlers, railroad builders and gaudy showmen, who share their stories in their own words, through diaries, letters and autobiographical accounts.
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Himself - Narrator
The West stretches from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean, from the north plains to the Rio Grande- more than two million square miles of the most extraordinary landscape on Earth. Its terrain has always beckoned, and repelled. It is a land of almost impenetrable mountain barriers: the Rockies and Wasatch, the Bitterroots and Bighorns, the Sierra Nevada and Sangre de Cristo, the Confusions, the Crazies and the Black Hills. It is a land of rivers: the Colorado and Colombia and Missouri, the ...