Torn apart by fur traders' desire for buffalo and white settlers' westward expansion along the Oregon Trail, the life of the Cheyenne morphed into a perpetual fight for survival.
Legendary warrior Crazy Horse's role in the Sioux victory over Custer at Little Bighorn.
Starved by the buffalo hunter's greed and driven from their homeland, the hardfighting Southern Cheyenne struggled to maintain peace on the plains. But for Colonel John Chivington, there could be no peace unti l every Indian was wiped out.
Learn about the great Sioux warrior and medicine man who led his people in a bloody struggle for survival. Includes the story of his victory over Custer at the Little Bighorn.
See how in 1845, with Manifest Destiny his top priority, President James Polk annexed Texas from Mexico, sparking a two-year battle between the countries.
Examine how the Navajo survived one of the most brutally extensive military campaigns waged by the U.S. government against a native American people.
Sweep aside the historical hype and confront the real facts and controversies surrounding Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William B. Travis and the Texan defenders of the Alamo.
Discover the sagas of Sam Houston and Stephen Austin, the founders of the state of Texas and leaders of the American revolt against Mexico.
In a land of foreboding terrain and boundless dreams, strong-willed men forged a new nation. While some men brought peace amongst the Indian tribes, others started a Civil War in 1885 that almost broke Canada in two.
Explore the legend of the notorious Dalton boys, who served as Western lawmen before becoming train robbers. Includes the tale of their violent deaths in 1892.
Get to know the frontier's most feared and fearless lawmen, who combed the wide-open spaces of Texas to track down some of the Old West's most vicious criminals.
Amidst one of the worst depressions in U.S. history, the massive Gold Rush to the Klondike began on July 16, 1897. One hundred thousand people set out for the gold fields, many of whom had no idea what challenges awaited them.
Meet the real Buffalo Bill, not the myth, and discover how his traveling show influenced the modern perception of the "Old West."
What would make someone want to be a lawman in the West? Here are the motivations and sometimes questionable methods of the people who wore a badge and tried to tame the wild frontier.
The colorful and dangerous history of the wagon train, the means by which the frontier was extended.
Forced off his Arizona land, embittered Geronimo launches raids against settlers.
Explore the lifestyles and influence of female folklore legends and how their showmanship, thievery, and lascivious behavior helped to change the face of the frontier.
Stagecoach drivers and the pony express brave bandits and Indian attacks.
They were called "Wolves for the Blue Soldiers" by fellow tribesmen. They were scouts for the "White Man's Army." Were they traitors or peacemakers?
On December 29, 1890, the U.S. Army massacred over 150 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee. This tragic and avoidable massacre is widely considered the final defeat for the American Indian.
In response to the white intruder, Native American warriors who'd spent their youth using bows and arrows to procure food and defend their families were forced to become even more dangerous warriors.
Revisit the dramatic conflicts of the last half of the 19th century that led to the systematic destruction of the Native American way of life.
Discover the story behind the most important voyage of discovery in American history: the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to chart the vast, unknown West from 1804-1806.
Explore the colorful, chaotic history of the City by the Bay, from rough-and-tumble frontier town to sophisticated cosmopolitan city.
Were they well-meaning missionaries or political appointees betraying the people they were sent to protect? Learn more about the impact that agents had on reservation life.