||The West of the Imagination
||Geologists Open Up the West in 1864 (4:42) -- 1860s: Paintings of the West (3:45) -- Idealized Dream of the Rockies (2:48) -- Yosemite: Tourists, Painters, and Photographers (4:12) -- American West: Photographers and Their Art (3:57) -- Role of Artists and Painters in Preserving Yellowstone (5:50) -- Railroads Open Up the American West (5:02) -- U.S. Cavalry vs. American Plains Indians (4:43) -- Emblems of Romantic Heroism (3:09) -- 1876: America's 100th Birthday Celebration (2:16) -- 1876: Custer's Last Stand (3:07) -- Chief Sitting Bull (4:11) -- Black Hills: Sacred Indian Land (1:41) -- Making of America: Illustrators, Painters, Photographers, and Journalists (2:58) -- Painting the West (3:24)
||The Rocky Mountains were "like the stairs of heaven after the last soul has ascended earth," said Fitz Hugh Ludlow. Said Sitting Bull of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, "Our young men rained lead across the river and drove the white braves back. This is the time of the Civil War in the East, the last of the Indian Wars, the final spike in the transcontinental railroad. Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt paint a mythical Eden, while pioneer photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Timothy O'Sullivan whet America's appetite for Western adventure. It is the beginning of the end of the Wild West.
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|Interest grade level
||11 & up.
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: KERA (Television station : Texas), 1986 9781421305424|
||West of the imagination (Television program)
|Publisher number||1101s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||1104 Films Media Group|