EVERY THURSDAY American History

Land of the free and home of the brave. See the stories of bold visionaries who set a course for the new world and helped to build the American Experiment.

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March 7, 2024

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The Real West

The Mystic Navajo

The story of the U.S.'s campaign against the Navajo Indians during the 1860s.

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The Real West

The Great Cheyenne Nations: The Fight to Survive

Starved by the buffalo hunter's greed and driven from their homeland, the hard fighting Southern Cheyenne struggled to maintain peace on the plains. But for Colonel John Chivington, there could be no peace until every Indian was wiped out.

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The Real West

Indians and the Army

The absorbing story of Native-American turncoats--tribesmen who became scouts for the U.S. Army and were called "wolves for the blue soldiers.

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Final Clash: Wounded Knee

The truth behind an American tragedy, the massacre at Wounded Knee, and the final defeat and humiliation of Native Americans.

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The Trail of Tears

Their cultures lived and thrived in the America's southeast for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. But for the "Five Civilized Tribes," Congress mandated banishment, hardship, and a long walk to death.

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Bloody Dodge City

The myths and realities of the lawmen, outlaws, ladies of the evening, and famed gun-slinging confrontations that made Dodge City the archetypal Old West town.

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Lincoln County War

The bloody story of a murder in a sleepy New Mexican town that led to five days of violence and sealed the doom of Billy the Kid.

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San Francisco

The colorful, chaotic history of the City by the Bay, from rough-and-tumble frontier town to sophisticated cosmopolitan city.