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.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in WWII to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.