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1. Westward to home: Joshua's Oregon Trail diary by Hermes, Patricia. Publication: New York Scholastic 2001 . 108 p. ill. 20 cm. , In 1848, nine-year-old Joshua Martin McCullough writes a journal of his family's journey from Missouri to Oregon in a covered wagon. Includes a historical note about westward migration. Date: 2001 Availability: Items available: 宜蘭美國資料專區 American Shelf Yilan (1), 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1), 中壢美國資料專區 American Shelf Chungli (1), 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (2),

2. The Golly sisters go west by Byars, Betsy Cromer Publication: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 1985 . 64 p. ill. 22 cm. Date: 1985 Availability: Items available: 桃園快樂村美國資料專區 American Shelf Tao Yuan Happy Village (1), 宜蘭美國資料專區 American Shelf Yilan (1), 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1), 中壢美國資料專區 American Shelf Chungli (1),

3. If you were a pioneer on the prairie by Kamma, Anne. Publication: New York Scholastic 2006 . 64 p. col. ill., maps 19 x 23 cm. , What kind of house would you live in? What kind of clothes would you wear? What would you do for fun? Would you go to school? The answers to these and 34 more questions give eight to ten year olds a vivid idea of a pioneer child's day to day life as well as the hardships the pioneering family faced as they attempted to settle in the vast and often forbidding prairie lands. Date: 2006 Availability: Items available: 中壢美國資料專區 American Shelf Chungli (1), 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

4. The Oregon trail; The conspiracy of Pontiac by Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893 Publication: New York : The Library of America 1991 . 951 p. ; 21 cm. Date: 1991 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),

5. Three western narratives by Irving, Washington, 1783-1859 Publication: New York : Library of America 2004 . 998 p. ; 23 cm. , Contents: A tour on the prairies--Astoria, or Anecdotes of an enterprize beyond the Rocky Mountains--The adventures of Captain Bonneville. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),

6. Buffalo Bill / Rob Rapley; Richard Ben Cramer; Michael Chin; Joel Goodman; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass)   Publication: Alexandria, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©2008. . 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. , William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West -- one that endures today. In 1883, he transformed himself into a master showman, creating and starring in a world-famous traveling show that brought the "real" Wild West to life. Part circus, part history, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" toured for three decades, playing to enthusiastic crowds across the United States and Europe. Richard Ben Cramer narrates. Availability: No items available:

7. Across the wide and lonesome prairie : by Gregory, Kristiana. Publication: New York : Scholastic, 1997 . 163 p. : 19 cm. Date: 1997 Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1),

8. The Lewis & Clark Trail : by Mack, Richard Publication: Evanston, Ill. : Quiet Light Pub., 2004 . xii, 243 p. : 29 x 33 cm. Date: 2004 Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1),

9. Children of the wild west / by ; [illustrated with black-and-white historical photographs] by Freedman, Russell Publication: New York : Scholastic, 1992 . 104 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. , Historical photographs with explanatory text present a picture of life in the American West from 1840 to the early 1900s. Date: 1992 Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1), 台北美國資料中心 (北市圖) American Corner Taipei (1), 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

10. The West by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , We will be visiting the states of Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Utah. As we travel through the largest region in the country, we will learn about its history, culture, natural resources and industry. Availability: No items available:

11. United States expansion by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004, ©1996. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program covers the story of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and Sacajawea, follows the life of a child in a pioneer family, "America the Beautiful," the forced relocation of Native Americans from their homelands, the story of John Henry and the history of Mount Rushmore. Availability: No items available:

12. U.S. geography : the West   Publication: Sliver Springs, MD Discovery Communications Inc. 2004 . 1 videodisc(DVD)(26 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. 1 teacher's guide , Title from disc surface "Geography"--Container At head of container title : Discovery Channel School Grades 3-6 | Understanding maps--Earthquakes and volcanoes--The gold rush Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

13. Death runs riot   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (84 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series | 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. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

14. Empire upon the trails   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (84 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West. Hopeful Americans moved onward toward Manifest Destiny, as they determined to make the West--all of it--their own. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

15. Fight no more forever   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (85 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in , Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS. Historical TV documentary series. | By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

16. The geography of hope   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (85 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

17. The grandest enterprise under God   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (84 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | After the Civil War Americans set out with a new energy and optimism to finally unite the East and the West. To do this, they embarked on one of the greatest technological achievements of the age--building the first transcontinental railroad to conquer forbidding mountains, harsh deserts and awesome distances. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

18. One sky above us   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (62 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed, but in the real West, for every frontier story that ended, another one began. Some Native Americans waged a struggle to hold onto their traditions in the midst of rapid, overwhelming change, while others chose to learn the white man's ways, hoping to help their families and their tribe. In California, the emerging metropolis of Los Angeles waged yet another battle to control the arid region's most precious commodity--water. Much had changed in the West, but it continued to be what it had always been--a landscape of the imagination, the reservoir of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

19. The People   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (82 min.) sd., col. and B&W 1/2 in. , Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the Europeans, such as Cabeza de Vaca and Coronado, the West was a "wilderness" to be conquered. Nearly 100 years before the American Revolution, the Pueblo people of the Southwest rose up against their European masters and drove the Spanish from their lands. Then, with America's purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1804, Lewis and Clark set off to find the fabled Northwest Passage, as a confident young nation prepared for its own epic march across the West. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

20. The speck of the future   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (84 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in , Closed captioned for the hearing impaired "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available: