The West

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Overview

This first episode in filmmakers Ken Burns and Stephen Ives' epic nine-part series focuses on the various peoples who inhabited or desired the lands of the West prior to 1806. From the natives whose identity and culture were continuous with the vast, rugged landscapes -- the Comanches, the Hidatsas, the Zunis, the Kiowa -- to the explorers coming in search of glory for God and country, these are tales of origin, myth, ownership, and the collision of worlds. Director Ives uses memoirs, journals, letters, and ...
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Overview

This first episode in filmmakers Ken Burns and Stephen Ives' epic nine-part series focuses on the various peoples who inhabited or desired the lands of the West prior to 1806. From the natives whose identity and culture were continuous with the vast, rugged landscapes -- the Comanches, the Hidatsas, the Zunis, the Kiowa -- to the explorers coming in search of glory for God and country, these are tales of origin, myth, ownership, and the collision of worlds. Director Ives uses memoirs, journals, letters, and breathtaking live cinematography to recreate the spirit and tumult of a time when the seductive freedom and wilderness of the Western landscape -- not to mention the souls of its people -- were put up for grabs. A startling glimpse into America's rocky past and an invaluable tool for educators. ~ Sarah Welsh, All Movie Guide
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Special Features

The Making of The West; Trivia on the West; Interactive maps
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • UPC: 841887051279
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,203

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Stephen Ives Director
Ken Burns Producer
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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    This fillm carried the stamp of Ken Burns. It had detailed, grea

    This fillm carried the stamp of Ken Burns. It had detailed, great photo's, held my focus and was a excellent history of the West. The history of our west is the least known part of this country and I always have wondered why as it had such an affect on so many that lasts to this day. I loved. I have watched more then once and get something new each time I do

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Any history buff would love this!

    Loved it, also introduced me to Scott Momaday.

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