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The West: Episode 3 the Speck of the Future [electronic resource]

a co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV, Washington in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Through firsthand accounts, relive the rush for gold and other opportunities in the West and witness the effect of westward migrations on Native Americans. While exploring the adventures of the '49ers on the overland trails and witness the prosperity of the gold rush towns like San Francisco, also learn about broken treaties with the Plains Indians and the slaughter of Native American tribes in California
Director
Stephen Ives
Performers
Narrator, Peter Coyote.
Release Date
1996
Run Time
86 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally broadcast in 1996.
Variant Title
West: The speck of the future.
Series
VIVA PBS Streaming Video Collection
VIVA Streaming Video Collection
Credits
Executive producer, Ken Burns ; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore ; editor, Richard Hankin ; music, Matthias Gohl ; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward.
Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 1996].
Publisher no.
pbs_wet000-3 PBS Video
Access Restriction
Digital content license from PBS Video, [2005] ; available to 2005 VIVA member institutions.
Related Resources
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Description
1 streaming video file (86 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col. and b&w.
Mode of access: Internet
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