The stories became immensely popular in Germany and other European countries, which produced their own novels and films about the American frontier. The image of a Wild West filled with countless gunfights was a myth based on repeated exaggerations. The most notable and well-known took place in Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
This timeline of the American Old West is a chronologically ordered list of events significant to the development of the American West as a region of the United States prior to 1912. The term "American Old West" refers to a vast geographical area and lengthy time period of imprecise boundaries, and historians' definitions vary.
The Wild West was a fascinating time and place in American history. The American west featured all sorts of people from pioneers and scouts to lawmen, outlaws, gangs and gunfighters (gunslingers), to the American cowboy, and legendary pioneering women on the frontier. You'll find history, lore and biographies of the lives and times of those who ...
The Wild West holds a special place in American history—Western films depict it as a place where the rules didn't apply, and where scores were settled with gun slinging and shootouts.
Wild West for kids: FAQ's for Kids There are several FAQ's (frequently asked questions) asked about the Wild West and this is a good place to start when learning about fast, fun and interesting facts and history about this important historical era in the United States of America.
Geographically, the “Old West” generally applies to those states west of the Mississippi River. From outlaws, to gunfighters, to the American cowboy, and buried treasures on the frontier, Old West Legends provides tales, biographies, and in-depth history into the lives and times in the American West.
With Mark Lee Gardner, Bert Thomas Morris, David H. Stevens, Will Strongheart. This series will provide unprecedented access to the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th Century, when the west was won. From Jesse James and Crazy Horse, to Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill, the characters at the center ...
Located in Wyoming, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a complex of five museums and a research library filled with artwork and artefacts of the American West.. You could spend days exploring all the collections, stories and exhibitions that work hard to truly bring the Wild West to life for its visitors– giving you a real taste of what it was like in those times.
The American frontier holds a mythic space in our imaginations. And because of that, it’s a place we envision more through the stories of the Wild West than through its actual history.. The real American frontier wasn’t always as dramatic as it’s made out to be in films, but it was a dangerous place, an untamed land.