The conquest of the West was nearly complete by the 1870s. In one remarkable decade, with Indians effectively confined to reservations, over four million new settlers arrived to stake their claim to ...
This documentary covers the history of the American West from the Native American tribes to their encounter with Europeans and how the Europeans conquered them and settled the land. In telling this story, the film takes into the account to both the viewpoints of Indians and other minorities to balance the white populations history. Written by
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I'm so tired of documentaries focusing on minority groups
There was a million and one things happening in the old west, and for 8 hours this documentary ignores all of them except the Mormons, Blacks,natives, and Asians. sure they had their role but come on... Lets not write history in terms of race because in so doing it is incredibly racist. I found the series mind numbingly biased presenting little facts, or background on what was going on in the new frontier. We need a documentary showing the old west, this is not the one to do it. I found events and story lines I was hoping for missing completely. Where was the 'Wild West?' The gunslingers, the train robbers? So many criminals not even mentioned. Butch Cassidey, Sundance Kid, Jesse James, Doc Holiday. That list could go on forever. Also the only focused on two Indians: Sitting Bull and Chief Joseph. How about Geronimo? Crazy Horse gets barely a mention. So many events just glossed over and the viewer is left with mostly boring stories. Donner party barely gets a mention also. Oil is never even mentioned!
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