A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until the end of the Indian Wars at Wounded Knee in 1893 when Native Americans saw their way of life all but destroyed.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.