Frontier House : The American Dream (2002)

Genres - History, Reality Show [TV]  |   Sub-Genres - Candid Reality Show [TV], Social History, Sociology  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Three 21st-century families live 19th-century style on Montana homesteads in this reality series. Part 1, "The American Dream," introduces the families and follows them as they're introduced to what the next five months of their lives will be like (it'll be like 1883). "It's not a camping trip," one expert warns as they practice chopping wood (and chopping off chickens' heads), firing 12-gauge shotguns and get used to life without makeup and toilet paper. Then they must take a two-day wagon-train journey to their homesteads. It would help if the horses would cooperate.

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frontier, homestead, family, hardships, self-sufficiency, settler, westward-expansion, frontiersman