The West (1996– )

TV Series  |   |  Documentary, History, War
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 610 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 2 critic

Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 14 Sep 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 12 Feb 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 20 May 2014
 
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 06 Jun 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The West" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The West (1996– )

The West (1996– ) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The West.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1   Unknown  
1996  
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Edward Herrmann, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This documentary chronicles the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns
Stars: Paul Roebling, Julie Harris, Arthur Miller
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor.

Director: Ken Burns
Stars: James Baldwin, Tucker Burr, Ray Charles
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris
Jazz (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

Stars: Keith David, Sly Stone, Richard Nixon
Huey Long (1985)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ken Burns' portrait of Louisiana governor/U.S. senator Huey Long.

Director: Ken Burns
Stars: Huey Long, Russell Long, David McCullough
Documentary | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first man to cross the United States by automobile--in 1903!

Director: Ken Burns
Stars: Keith David, Tom Hanks, Adam Arkin
Medal of Honor (TV Movie 2008)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of the Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. award for valor in combat - is told through personal accounts of bravery and daring.

Director: Roger M. Sherman
Stars: Stephen Lang, Alfre Woodard
The Congress (TV Movie 1988)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The U. S. Congress is one of the country's most important and misunderstood institutions. Ken Burns tells the story behind this branch of government.

Director: Ken Burns
Stars: David McCullough, Charles McDowell, Barbara Fields
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The story of Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Director: Ken Burns
Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson
Vietnam (TV Series 2016)
Documentary

An in-depth look at the American military operations in Vietnam during the 1960s and '70s as well as the growing opposition against the war within the United States.

The West (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Western

This series will provide unprecedented access to the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th... See full summary »

Stars: Derek Chariton, Chris Kalhoon, Adam LaFramboise
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Narrator (6 episodes, 1996)
(5 episodes, 1996)
Murphy Guyer
(5 episodes, 1996)
(5 episodes, 1996)
(5 episodes, 1996)
(4 episodes, 1996)
(4 episodes, 1996)
(4 episodes, 1996)
(4 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
Tim Sampson
(3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
Edit

Storyline

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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

racism | See All (1) »


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I agria dysi  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Another "Evil White Man" Revisionist History
29 August 2014 | by (Tampa FL) – See all my reviews

The series elides over mentions of how the Apache and Sioux displaced the Cheyenne and other tribes, and how the Spaniards and then Mexicans took over the SouthWest, but none of these are disparaged or spoken of as having "stolen" the land from anyone. Only the evil white Americans "stole" the land and displaced rightful owners.

Also, much is made of the extermination of Indians. I used to live in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. There were once Tuscarawas Indians, but they were extinct, because the Iroquois had warred upon them and broken up their villages and driven every last one they didn't kill or enslave into the forests where they died of exposure and hunger. This was repeated throughout the continent and the history of the American Indian. They should surely have understood genocide and extermination of enemies, because that is how they regularly waged war.

Every piece of land in the world, from the Americas, to Europe, to Asia, Africa and Australia was conquered and displaced the previous residents, most many, many times over, throughout history. But the only time conquering territory and displacing and killing the previous inhabitants is evil: when the Americans did it. The Americans, the most selfless, righteous and generous people history has ever known, who gave their blood and treasure to rescue the Cubans, Phillipinos, all of Europe twice, the Far East, Iraq and Afghanistan and Korea and Vietnam and unlike all the superpowers of the past, the USA never took territory nor enslaved people other than in the contiguous N. American continent (Hawaii joined voluntarily).

Ken Burns did an admirable job of not taking sides in The Civil War, notwithstanding Barbara Fields constant scolding ("I grow impatient with people who say Lincoln couldn't have freed the slaves faster because of the times"). The PC left got to him about that, I'm sure, and everything he's done since then, Jazz, Baseball, The War, The West has focused on minorities, white man's injustice, women's rights and over-played these groups actual contribution, notwithstanding 99% of the history, like the Civil War, was driven by the people who actually did the actions that made history. Like it or not, Howard Zinn fans, those were white Americans.

Quit distorting history with liberal guilt. The conquest of North America was the greatest thing that ever happened in the history of the world, and had the most beneficial results for the entire world, blacks, Indians and all other minorities included. They are all better off in the United States, imperfect as it was and is, than anywhere else in the world.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
West in Hollywood CaptainADD
What format on the DVDs? Dan-110
Episode 3: Who sang 'Mining is a hard kind of labor' ? nanonta
Is Deadwood mentioned at all in the series? Scipii
Discuss The West (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?