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.
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.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
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.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".