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 Buffalo Bill Cody to Wyatt Earp, and Kit Carson to Annie Oakley, 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.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.