Way West

The Way West

Director: Ric Burns

Cast: Ric Burns

     
 
Acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns takes an in-depth look at the final decades of the American frontier with a six-hour documentary tracing life in the American West from the Gold Rush to the massacre of American Indians at the hands of U.S. troops in the battle of Wounded Knee. As the new nation was born, the inhabitants of the old world were

Overview

Acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns takes an in-depth look at the final decades of the American frontier with a six-hour documentary tracing life in the American West from the Gold Rush to the massacre of American Indians at the hands of U.S. troops in the battle of Wounded Knee. As the new nation was born, the inhabitants of the old world were left to ponder an uncertain future while facing death and disease. Though the years between 1845 and 1893 would bring happiness and prosperity to many who arrived on the shores of America in search of freedom, the price paid in Native American blood would haunt the fledging nation well into the new millennium.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/2006
UPC:
0841887050579
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
6:00:00
Sales rank:
50,120

Special Features

Closed Caption; (None specified)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Ric Burns Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Way West: How the West Was Lost & Won 1845-1893
1. Introduction [1:08]
2. Million on the Move [8:06]
3. Permanent Indian Domain Out West [6:04]
4. Gold Fever [3:54]
5. Friction on the Northern Plains [8:36]
6. Lakota Village Massacre in Nebraska [9:36]
7. Nothing But Land [6:54]
8. Comstock Load Discovered in Nevada [6:03]
9. The Minnesota Uprising [12:04]
10. Sitting Bull Takes the Offensive [5:17]
11. Sand Creek Massacre [8:48]
12. Reservation or Extermination [6:59]
1. Introduction [2:41]
2. The Railroad Begins [6:14]
3. Union Army Moves West [6:47]
4. Struggle for Bozeman Trail [9:12]
5. Railroad Towns [9:13]
6. Buffalo Hunt [5:15]
7. Custer on the Plains [8:53]
8. Red Cloud's Triumph [10:19]
9. Battle of Washita Creek [9:16]
10. Killing With Kindness [2:35]
11. The Transcontinental Railroad [7:44]
12. On the Run [2:48]
13. Credits [2:28]
Disc #2 -- The Way West: How the West Was Lost & Won 1845-1893
1. Introduction [1:07]
2. Manifest Destiny 25 Years Later [1:44]
3. Another Broken Promise [5:25]
4. Crazy Horse [8:24]
5. Slaughtering the Buffalo [5:04]
6. The Panic of 1873 [7:24]
7. Gold in the Black Hills [4:53]
8. Preparing for the Last Great Showdown [4:56]
9. Battle of the Rosebud [11:30]
10. On to Little Big Horn [4:28]
11. Custer's Last Stand [7:28]
12. Aftermath [12:16]
1. Introduction [2:51]
2. Harassment and Starvation [2:41]
3. The End of Crazy Horse [2:29]
4. A Tide of Retribution [7:11]
5. The West of the Imagination [3:32]
6. Blessings of Civilization [3:41]
7. Ghost Dance Religion [5:19]
8. Banning the Ghost Dance [9:19]
9. Sitting Bull's Last Days [8:20]
10. Massacre at Wounded Knee [7:43]
11. Death of a Dream [15:20]
12. White Homesteaders [6:51]
13. Credits [9:24]

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