American Experience: Kit Carson

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 ...
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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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Special Features

Closed Caption; Teacher's guide PDF
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2008
  • UPC: 841887009270
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Black & White / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 79,453

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Murphy Voice Only
Technical Credits
Stephen Ives Director
Michelle Ferrari Screenwriter
Joel Goodman Score Composer
Lindsey Megrue Associate Producer
George O'Donnell Editor
Amanda Pollak Producer
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Hampton Sides Consultant/advisor
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Kit Carson
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Teacher's Guide
      Audio Setup: 5.1 Surround Sound - On
      Audio Setup: 5.1 Surround Sound - Off
   PBS.Org
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