The Wild West
The Wild West collection features documentaries about some of the most controversial and mythic figures in American western history.
From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to Billy the Kid, from Custers Last Stand to Geronimo's fight against the U.S. government, learn the real stories behind some of America's greatest western tales.
Films in this Collection
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Buy Wild West, volume I on DVD
Buy the Wyatt Earp DVD
Buy Jesse James on DVD
Buy Annie Oakley on DVD
Buy the Buffalo Bill DVD
Buy Kit Carson on DVD
My American Experience
From Billy the Kid to Wyatt Earp, and George Custer to Geronimo, the real-life people who helped tame the west would shape the western heroes celebrated in film and television for decades.
Throughout this year, our staff at AMERICAN EXPERIENCE kept seeing the subjects of our January 2012 Wild West Collection cropping up in the news. The headlines were a constant reminder that stories of characters like Billy the Kid and George Custer continue to resonate today. Check out some of the headlines below that made us look forward to programs coming up in 2012...