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An outsider's view of the Oglala people
An outsider's view of the Oglala people

Duration: 04:12

American traveller Francis Parkman describes his journeys to visit the Oglala people in the 1840s.

 
Battle of the Little Bighorn
Battle of the Little Bighorn

Duration: 03:20

The causes and the consequences of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, particularly for the Plains Indians.

 
Clash of cultures
Clash of cultures

Duration: 04:15

The way of life of the Lakota Sioux people, before and after the arrival of the whites .

 
Effects of the gold rush in the Dakota Hills on the Lakota Sioux people
Effects of the gold rush in the Dakota Hills on the Lakota Sioux people

Duration: 03:25

The discovery of gold in the Black Hills of Dakota, led to a devastating chain of events for the Lakota Sioux people.

 
Francis Parkman travels to meet the Plains Indians
Francis Parkman travels to meet the Plains Indians

Duration: 03:56

In the 1840s only the eastern half of the present day USA was settled by whites. Some intrepid souls like Francis Parkman wanted to find out more about the Plains Indians.

 
Gold in the Black Hills of Dakota
Gold in the Black Hills of Dakota

Duration: 03:47

The impact of the discovery of gold in the Black Hills.

 
Hardships of the trail west
Hardships of the trail west

Duration: 03:05

Experts and re-enactors describe the hardships faced by the settlers who travelled across continental America in the 19th century.

 
Hardships of the western trail
Hardships of the western trail

Duration: 01:27

Travelling through the 19th century American West brought many hardships, but one of the most serious was the constant search for water.

 
Heading for California
Heading for California

Duration: 03:26

The motivation’s and experience’s of migrants who travelled across the plains to get to California in the mid 1800s.

 
Prospectors come to the Black Hills
Prospectors come to the Black Hills

Duration: 02:04

The story of the Gordon Party's attempt to mine in the Black Hills is followed by their eviction and then the rush of prospectors who followed them.

 
Settlement of the Plains
Settlement of the Plains

Duration: 02:49

The arrival of the settlers to the Plains was a momentous event for them and for the Plains Indians. They saw the land as wasted and empty. he result of this viewpoint was devastating for the Native Americans as railways and reservations hemmed them in.

 
Settlers head west
Settlers head west

Duration: 03:39

The motives and experiences of the settlers, who migrated west across continental America in the mid to late 19th century.

 
The life of the cowboys
The life of the cowboys

Duration: 04:10

The life and work of the cowboys, their brief rise to prominence and their swift eclipse as their lifestyle was destroyed by changes in farming.

 
Travelling across the Plains
Travelling across the Plains

Duration: 01:25

The hardships and dangers facing emigrants setting out across the Plains.

 
Where did the cowboys come from?
Where did the cowboys come from?

Duration: 02:14

A look at the reasons for the rapid growth of the cattle industry, and the rise of the cowboy as an American icon.

 

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