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

jfk

JFK : 4 hrs

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


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freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer