American Experience: Kit Carson

American Experience: Kit Carson

Director: Stephen Ives

Cast: Stephen Ives, Michael Murphy

     
 

Whether you view him as one of the great American heroes or a deplorable crusader who savaged one of the West's most mighty Native American tribes, there's no denying that Christopher "Kit" Carson played a crucial role in the development of the United States. In this documentary, director Stephen Ives explores the journey of the Indian Tracker who was immortalized in… See more details below

Overview

Whether you view him as one of the great American heroes or a deplorable crusader who savaged one of the West's most mighty Native American tribes, there's no denying that Christopher "Kit" Carson played a crucial role in the development of the United States. In this documentary, director Stephen Ives explores the journey of the Indian Tracker who was immortalized in dozens of bestselling novels. While Carson spent a substantial portion of his life advocating for the Native Americans, history would ultimately dictate that his name be forever associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajos - a tragic campaign in which thousands of men, women, and children were forced on a 3000 mile journey that survivors branded a death march. Archival materials, detailed recreations, and conversations with prominent authors and historians bring the story of this infamous trapper, scout, and soldier to life while illuminating a crucial but seldom-discussed period in American history.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2008
UPC:
0841887009270
Original Release:
2008
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
67,965

Special Features

Closed Caption; Teacher's guide PDF

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Kit Carson
1. Introduction [2:30]
2. Beaver Trapper [12:28]
3. Wilderness Guide [8:02]
4. Symbol of the Frontier [13:22]
5. Indian Agent [13:03]
6. A Ruthless Campaign [11:36]
7. The Long Walk of the Navajos [8:45]
8. Waning Days [7:53]
9. Credits [2:22]

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