Our understanding of the American West has moved far beyond pop culture in recent years. The brutal conflict between cowboys and Indians. Dusty, dangerous outposts policed by vigilante justice. The six-shooter showdown at high noon. Daring railroad heists and arduous cattle drives. These and other scenes from countless Western films have so shaped our conception of the American West that it’s impossible to separate myth from reality. But how wild was the West? Was it really ever “won”? Designed to shine a light on the American frontier, the course enables you to experience the grit and grandeur of an epic period in American history. It uncovers new historical angles and perspectives about events and themes ranging from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Indian Removal Act to the creation of America's first national parks. You'll cover more than 200 years of history and the most important.