Synopsis by Sarah Ing
Wild West is a ten-hour documentary which showcases the diverse groups that settled the American frontier. Volume five, Wild West: Searchers, explores the most adventurous of these groups, the explorers. Propelled into a hostile and foreign environment, these characters were driven by curiosity. The canyons and vistas of the diverse land opened up to the searcher's insatiable quest for knowledge. Likewise, American readers devoured tales of the West's grand personalities. The segment "Mythmakers" profiles the creation of larger-than-life figures through popular literature. Annie Oakley and Wild Bill Hickok are just two examples of the East's fascination with all things Western.