Synopsis by Sarah Ing
The ten-hour series Wild West takes viewers from the battles on the Great Plains to the dusty streets of burgeoning towns. Volume three, Wild West: Indians, concentrates on the effects of American expansion on two different cultures. While the search for gold brought many settlers west, Native Americans suffered loss of land and freedom in return. Vital heroes emerged in the fight for rights including Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, and Geronimo. Part two of this volume deals with the soldiers that patrolled the West protecting American outposts. A ragtag gathering, the army consisted of cast-offs from society, ex-slaves, and new arrivals. Both groups clashed often in the half-a-century war to settle the West.