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1996 2.8/5 TV-PG SD

Historian Ken Burns and his team bring to life the challenges Americans faced in the 19th century as they embarked on westward expansion.

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Peter Coyote

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Language: English

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Season 1 1996 3.0/5 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page Historian Ken Burns mines old photos, letters and newspapers to bring to life the struggles Americans faced as they embarked on westward expansion. Peter Coyote dir. Stephen Ives Feb 22, 2017 9 episodes
1. The People 1996 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page The West begins as the whole world to the people who live there. It becomes a New World when Europeans arrive, a world shaken by incompatible visions. 82 minutes Feb 22, 2017
2. Empire Upon the Trails 1996 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page Americans head west along many pathways -- following the fur trade, fighting for self-determination or seeking religious freedom or a better life. 84 minutes Feb 22, 2017
3. The Speck of the Future 1996 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page The Gold Rush brings the whole world to the West, as 49ers from Asia, South America and the eastern states scramble for "a share of the rocks." 85 minutes Feb 22, 2017
4. Death Runs Riot 1996 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page Civil war comes early to the West. In "Bleeding Kansas," abolitionists battle for free soil. In Utah, federal troops march against Mormon polygamy. 85 minutes Mar 14, 2017
5. The Grandest Enterprise Under God 1996 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page A triumph of the human spirit, the transcontinental railroad opens a new era in the West, carrying homesteaders, cowboys and buffalo hunters. 84 minutes Feb 22, 2017
6. Fight No More Forever 1996 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page The federal government tightens its grip on the West, but three bold spirits remain defiant: Sitting Bull, Brigham Young and Chief Joseph. 85 minutes Feb 22, 2017
7. The Geography of Hope 1996 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page Newcomers arrive by the millions, bringing a spirit of conformity to the West. American Indians, Mormons and Mexicans are forced to make sacrifices. 85 minutes Feb 22, 2017
8. One Sky Above Us: Part 1 1996 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page As settlers race to claim tribal lands, American Indians take up the Ghost Dance, trusting in its power until their hopes are crushed at Wounded Knee. 58 minutes Feb 22, 2017
9. One Sky Above Us: Part 2 1996 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page As settlers race to claim tribal lands, American Indians take up the Ghost Dance, trusting in its power until their hopes are crushed at Wounded Knee. 63 minutes Feb 22, 2017