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 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.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
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 remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.