Websites

American Experience: Wild West Collection
www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/collections/wild-west/
Find dozens of stories from American Experience about the American West. See a map of the changing frontier, and find out which Wild West character is most like you!

New Perspectives on the West
www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/
Visit the companion website for another PBS documentary series, The West. You'll find biographies of key people, interactive maps, materials for teachers, and more.

Utah History to Go: The Navajos of Utah
http://historytogo.utah.gov/people/ethnic_cultures/the_history_of_utahs_american_indians/chapter7.html
Find a brief history of the Navajo people beginning with oral traditions continuing through to contemporary issues.

The Long Walk
http://reta.nmsu.edu/modules/longwalk/default.htm
This interactive lesson provides information on the Navajo Long Walk with photographs, maps, documents, and activities for the classroom.

Books

Carter, Harvey Lewis. Dear Old Kit: The Historical Kit Carson. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.

Carter, Harvey L. and Thelma S. Guild. Kit Carson: A Pattern for Heroes. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984.

Denton, Sally. Passion and Principle. New York: Bloomsbury, 2007.

Dunlay, Thomas W. Kit Carson and the Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

Estergreen, M. Morgan. Kit Carson: A Portrait in Courage. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962.

Roberts, David. A Newer World. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Sides, Hampton. Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West. New York: Doubleday, 2006.

Simmons, Marc. Kit Carson and His Three Wives. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003.

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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.