Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Though brief, the period of exploration and expansion known as the Wild West has long had a strong grip on the psyche of the American nation. From the lonely cowboy to the sinister and romantic vision of the outlaw and gunslinger, the iconography of the American West is inextricably bound to our consideration of who we are as Americans. Each episode of The Real West examines an aspect of this legendary phase of American history and attempts to divide myth from fact to present a more historical view of this near-mythical era. In this particular entry, viewers take a look at the Sioux Nation and its legendary leader Sitting Bull. The video offers insight into the man behind the Native American victory at Little Big Horn. Kenny Rogers narrates.
chief, legend [fable], Native-American, west