The Great American West


The story of the Settlement of the United States’ western frontier is told using the stories and words (from diaries and letters) of real life people while showing this astonishingly beautiful territory.  The film chronicles the major events that contributed to the settlement of the western frontier beginning with the Louisiana purchase and ending when in 1890 the U.S. Census Bureau declared that there was no more frontier; it had been settled.

Film Information

Director(s): Reed Smoot

Producer(s): Scott Swofford

Narrator(s): Jason Robards

Release: 1995

Runtime(s): 41