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The West

The Geography of Hope (Season 1, Episode 7)
TV Episode | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

The conquest of the West was nearly complete by the 1870s. In one remarkable decade, with Indians effectively confined to reservations, over four million new settlers arrived to stake their claim to the future.
Producers
Jody Abramson (produced by) | Stephen Ives (produced by) | Michael Kantor (produced by)
Composer
Matthias Gohl (music by)
Status
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Updated Sep 21, 1996

Release date
Sep 21, 1996 (United States)
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Peter Coyote
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Richard White
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Bertha Calloway
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William Gwaltney
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Stewart L. Udall
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Roger Welsch
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T.H. Watkins
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Rick Williams
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Henrietta Mann
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Charlotte Black Elk
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Ronald Takaki
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Rudolfo Anaya
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Mildred Cleghorn
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Mary Armstrong
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William F. Cody
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Frank Hamilton Cushing
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8.1 / 10 | 43 votes