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.
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.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon Territory saw 100,000 people make the treacherous journey in search of riches.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.