In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Richard White ...
Himself - Historian
Fred Gowans ...
Himself - Historian
N. Scott Momaday ...
Himself - Writer
Charlotte Black Elk ...
Herself - Lakota
Richard G. Santos ...
Himself - Historian
Patricia Nelson Limerick ...
Herself - Historian
Ann Richards ...
Herself - Former Governor of Texas
Mylie Lawyer ...
Herself - Nez Perce
Julie Roy Jeffrey ...
Herself - Historian
Ralph Yarborough ...
Himself - Former United States Senator
Dayton Duncan ...
Himself - Writer
Terry Tempest Williams ...
Herself - Writer
Himself (voice)
Herself (voice)


In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West.

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16 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Andrew Jackson: My friends, circumstances render it impossible that you can flourish within a civilized community. You have but one remedy within your reach, and that is to remove to the West. And the sooner you do this, the sooner you'll commence your career of improvement and prosperity. - Andrew Jackson.
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