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.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.