Films: The American West

Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 250 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films.


Buffalo Bill Cody

Buffalo Bill : 1 hr

William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.


Geronimo

Geronimo : 1 hr

The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.


The Gold Rush

The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.


Las Vegas: An Unconventional History

Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."


Remember the Alamo

In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.




Producer Picks

Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising : 90 mins

Triangle Fire is one of three AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentaries to be honored with a win at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards.


jfk

JFK : 4 hrs

The latest addition to our Peabody Award-winning Presidents collection, JFK is a four-hour biopic of our 35th president.


Relevant Now

death and the civil war

Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War


The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists : 3 hrs

January 1, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.