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Ken Burns presents The West

Author: Ken Burns
Publisher: PBS Video, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns
ISBN: 9780780613522 078061352X
OCLC Number: 779722832
Notes: Historical TV documentary./Orginally broadcast as a PBS series./ Participants : Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Description: 8 videocassettes : col. : I.
Contents: Episode 1. The people (82 min.) --
episode 2. Empire upon the trails (84 min.) --
episode 3. The speck of the future (84 min.) --
episode 4. Death runs riot (84 min.) --
episode 5. The grandest enterprise under God (84 min.) --
episode 6. Fight no more forever (85 min.) --
episode 7. The geography of hope (84 min.) --
episode 8. Ghost dance (58 min.) --
episode 9. One sky above us (62 min.).

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Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West.

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