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 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to Billy the Kid, 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.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
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.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
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.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.