The West (8 Part Video Series) (1996)

Executive Producer: Ken Burns, Producer/Director: Stephen Ives

The series covers a vast expanse of history when Native Americans inhabited the land to the early 20th Century, when the Indians had been brutally conquered, the land settled and the United States rapidly transformed into the continent spanning nation inspired by Manifest Destiny. The series attempts to portray Native Americans not simply as victims, but as people who struggled through and survived a tragic upheaval of their world.

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