TV episodes

From Executive Producer Robert Redford, The American West tells the story of the aftermath of the Civil War and how the United States transformed into the "land of opportunity." Viewers will be transported into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men. The 8-episode limited event series chronicles the personal, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull.

  1. Season 1, episode 1,

    Jesse James forms a gang in order to insure his family's survival. Custer looks for glory in the Indian Wars. Crazy Horse fights back against the US.

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  2. Season 1, episode 2,

    Jesse James targets the railroads. Custer is sent on a secret mission in Sioux Territory. Grant deals with growing unrest in the west and south.

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  3. Season 1, episode 3,

    Allan Pinkerton is hired to bring Jesse James to justice. Settlers flock onto Sioux land to mine gold as Grant desperately tries to keep peace.

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  4. Season 1, episode 4,

    Custer rides to a showdown with the Sioux at Little Big Horn. Jesse James targets a bank in northern territory hoping to make a big statement.

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  5. Season 1, episode 5,

    Billy the Kid uses his talents with a gun to get what he wants. Wyatt Earp fights for justice. Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse make a big decision.

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  6. Season 1, episode 6,

    Billy the Kid seeks revenge for the death of his friend. Wyatt Earp questions his future as a lawman. Jesse James reemerges from years in hiding.

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  7. Season 1, episode 7,

    Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett's cat-and-mouse game comes to a head. Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone. Sitting Bull returns to America.

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  8. Season 1, episode 8,

    Wyatt Earp abandons the law in search of justice. Jesse James is confronted by the Ford brothers. Sitting Bull is accused of inciting rebellion.

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  9. Learn how the railroad brought con men, prostitutes and outlaws together in the boomtown of Las Vegas.

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