American Experience: Wild West Collection
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
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
Find a brief history of the Navajo people beginning with oral traditions continuing through to contemporary issues.
The Long Walk
This interactive lesson provides information on the Navajo Long Walk with photographs, maps, documents, and activities for the classroom.
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.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.