Way West: The Approach of Civilization, 1865-1869

Way West: The Approach of Civilization, 1865-1869

Director: Ric Burns

Cast: Ric Burns

     
 

Ric Burns' four-part series The Way West focuses on the often untold history of American expansion. Written from the Native American perspective, the documentary begins with the Gold Rush of the 1840s. With an ever-increasing Anglo population, the West became a hotbed of racial strife. The Way West: The Approach of Civilization, 1865-1869 explores theseSee more details below

Overview

Ric Burns' four-part series The Way West focuses on the often untold history of American expansion. Written from the Native American perspective, the documentary begins with the Gold Rush of the 1840s. With an ever-increasing Anglo population, the West became a hotbed of racial strife. The Way West: The Approach of Civilization, 1865-1869 explores these explosive years. The Great Plains was a constant battlefield with Indian leaders taking on American soldiers. Red Cloud and Crazy Horse became heroes by defeating the U.S. Army in 1868. But, the real threat to Native American independence came with the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
UPC:
0016351094490
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
NR
Source:
Shanachie
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Ric Burns Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Lisa Ades Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Play Program [5:24]
2. Railroad Helps Conquer the West [7:06]
3. Union Army Tackles Indian Wars [9:49]
4. Struggle for Bozeman Trail [7:25]
5. Railroad Outposts Sprout Towns [7:32]
6. Buffalo Herds Decimated [9:13]
7. Custer's Erratic Behavior [7:51]
8. Red Cloud's Triumph [9:06]
9. Battle of Washita [5:47]
10. Quaker Church Enlisted to Pacify Indians [10:26]
11. Indians on the Run [6:31]

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