The West, Season 1

The West, Season 1

Ken Burns: The West

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 1996-09-15
  • Advisory Rating: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 9
  • iTunes Price: USD 39.99
From 16 Ratings


"The West" brings the saga of the American West -- full of tragedy and triumph, hope and harsh reality -- to life, tracing the lives of a diverse cast of characters, from explorers, soldiers and Indian warriors to settlers, railroad builders and gaudy showmen, who share their stories in their own words, through diaries, letters and autobiographical accounts.


Title Time Price
1 The People 1:22:26 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
2 Empire Upon the Trails 1:24:36 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
3 The Speck of the Future 1:25:30 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
4 Death Runs Riot 1:24:53 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
5 The Grandest Enterprise Under God 1:24:38 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Fight No More Forever 1:25:11 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
7 The Geography of Hope 1:24:59 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
8 Ghost Dance 58:44 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
9 One Sky Above Us 1:03:04 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes



  • Good series but Mormon focus

    By Furutan1
    Good, but far too much emphasis on Mormonism.
  • This is brilliant

    By chase.the.sun
    Okay folks, why do you watch a documentary.. to learn something, or to watch something? Anyone who trashed this production because it is in SD misses the point. Excellent story telling and incredibly educational. I have watched this several times now and learn something every time. Definitely recommend.
  • Outstanding

    By Rambo8649
    Extremely well put together documetary series, way above average. If this were available in HD, I would buy it.
  • This is gold

    By True Blue 447
    The other comments say its time for HD. This series is from 1996. It looks crapy on Netflix too. It's the cameras used at that time....Twenty years ago. This is one of the most educational docs you will ever be able to watch in your life.
  • Briscos is right

    By cyberdoc
    Tried to watch this for about 30 minutes and the SD just ruins it. The sweeping majestic views are awful in SD compared to HD and it makes the whole experience seem flat and uninteresting. The interviews with historian commentators did stimulate me to do some online research on some things but the pics and info online was much better than what I was seeing in this documentary and I found myself looking at my second computer screen more than at the one playing this Ken Burns production.
  • 2013

    By Briscos Horse
    It's 2013 kids, time for HD. Thanks