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The West : Death runs riot

In the 1850's, as more American pioneers poured west, they brought with them the nation's most divisive issue--slavery. Indians were dragged into "the white man's war", while besieged Mormons committed the worst massacre of innocent pioneers in American history. As the bitter Civil War drew to a close, celebrated Union heroes such as Custer and Sherman would use the tactics which had defeated the South against Native Americans.

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  • "West #4: Death runs riot [video]"@en
  • "America At War: Death Lines"
  • "Ken Burn's The West"@en
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  • "In the 1850's, as more American pioneers poured west, they brought with them the nation's most divisive issue--slavery. Indians were dragged into "the white man's war", while besieged Mormons committed the worst massacre of innocent pioneers in American history. As the bitter Civil War drew to a close, celebrated Union heroes such as Custer and Sherman would use the tactics which had defeated the South against Native Americans."@en
  • "A definitive account of the hope, heartbreak and mythic adventure of America's move west through the unforgettable personal stories of those who lived it."@en
  • "Between 1856 and 1868 the pioneers brought with them the divisive issue of slavery and the seeds of the Civil War. The winners then used tactics learned in war against the Native American."@en
  • "In the 1850's, more American pioneers moved west, bringing with them slavery and the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Tactics that had defeated the armies of the South would then begin to be used against the Native Americans of the West."@en
  • "In the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west, they brought with them the nation's oldest most divisive issue--slavery--and the rough frontier would supply the sparks the would ignite the Civil War. Indians would be dragged into "the white man's war," while the besieged Mormons would commit the worst massacre of innocent pioneers in American history. And as the bitter Civil War drew to a close, celebrated Union heros such as George Armstrong Custer and William Tecumseh Sherman would use the tactics which had defeated the South against the Native Americans of the West."@en
  • ""Civil war comes early to the West. In 'Bleeding Kansas, ' abolitionists battle for free soil. In Utah, federal troops march against Mormon polygamy. And along the Rio Grande, oppressed Mexican Americans rebel. The war between North and South unleashes brute savagery in the West, and leaves behind an army prepared for total war against the native peoples of the plains."--Www.pbs.org."@en
  • "In the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west, they brought with them the nation's oldest, most divisive issue--slavery--and the rough frontier would supply the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Indians would be dragged into "the white man's war," while the besieged Mormons would commit the worst massacre of innocent pioneers in American history and a young writer named Sam Clemens would find adventure in Nevada's silver camps. And as the bitter Civil War drew to a close, celebrated Union heroes such as George Armstrong Custer and William Tecumseh Sherman would use the tactics which had defeated the South against the Native Americans of the West."
  • "In the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west, they brought with them the nation's oldest, most divisive issue--slavery--and the rough frontier would supply the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Indians would be dragged into "the white man's war," while the besieged Mormons would commit the worst massacre of innocent pioneers in American history. And as the bitter Civil War drew to a close, celebrated Union heros such as George Armstrong Custer and William Tecumseh Sherman would use the tactics which had defeated the South against the Native Americans of the West."@en
  • "Covers the period leading to the Civil War as settlers take slavery with them to the West."@en

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  • "The West : Death runs riot"@en
  • "Death Runs Riot"
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  • "Death runs riot (Vol. 4)"@en
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  • "Death runs riot"