1:19 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

America's Wild West airs on Tuesday, March 11th at 7 pm

Step back in time and onto the frontier to explore the epic stories of the larger-than-life men and women who helped tame the West. Rebels, pioneers, heroes, villains and icons of frontier culture, they captured the imagination of a nation and inspired a stampede of novels, television shows and big-screen dramas. Featuring some of the best moments from the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Wild West Collection, the program includes excerpts from Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Custer’s Last Stand, Jesse James, Kit Carson and Wyatt Earp.

America's Wild West airs on Tuesday, March 11th at 7 pm.

A kid in appearance, but a warrior in spirit, 16-year-old Jesse James rode into the Missouri woods in the spring of 1864 to join one of the dozens of groups of guerrilla fighters defending the Confederacy during the Civil War. This is the true story of an outlaw whose myth has captured the imagination of Americans for generations.