Who is your western hero? The legend of the Wild West has been played out in American Popular culture since the start of westward expansion. 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. Share your real or fictional western hero below.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.