Synopsis by Alice Day
Harry Carey Jr. is the host for this series about the storied figures of the wild west. Legends of the American West: Cowboys & Indians is an attempt to debunk myths and stereotypes surrounding the images of cowboys and Indians. Utilizing re-enactments, archival photos, and interviews with scholars, the viewer sees that the cowboy was not always the "good guy"with a white horse, white hat, and virtues to match. Indians were not the war-crazed savages of movies, but had difficult lives in harsh environments, and were skilled craftsmen and farmers.