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.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.