|"Distant view of Ancient Ruins in lower part of Canyon de Chelle [Ariz. Terr.] ... Showing their position in the walls and elevation above bed of canyon." A member of the Wheeler Expedition is sketching the ruins from the foreground of the photograph. By O'Sullivan, 1873. Photo from the National Archives Collection: 77-WE-4l.|
This is the official web page for the PBS series "The West." Lots of photos and chronology.
This is the web site that goes along with the Ken Burns film that aired on PBS.
Read the Lewis and Clark Journals
This hypertext edition of the Lewis and Clark journals is provided as part of the University of Virginia American Studies program.
PBS has finally given Powell the attention he deserves after neglecting him in their documentary The West. Lost in the Grand Canyon details Powell's first Colorado river journey, and the accompnaying web site has a number of interesting features you might want to look at, including:
A transcript of the documentary Extended transcripts of interviews for the film An interactive map of Powell's journey A chronology of Powell's life An interactive run down the one portion of the canyon A collection of period newspaper articles about Powell's journey
PBS: HOOVER Dam
This PBS documentary (part of the same series that Lost in the Grand Canyon is in) takes a look at the immense efforts that went into building Hoover Dam, one of the giant dams of the West.
This has a lot of good general information about environmentalism and the West. There is also an excellent bibliography here.
Home page for an organization affiliated with the MLA whose goal is "to promote the exchange of ideas and information pertaining to literature that considers the relationship between human beings and the natural world." There are a number of excellent bibliographies here. Here are just a few links within the site:
An Introduction to Ecocriticism
Library of Environmental Writing
Environmental Literature Bibliographies
ASLE's Environmental Literature Links
The Mormon church has had a mixed portrayal from the media, ranging from disparaging satire in Mark Twain's Roughing It to more sympathetic or admiring articles and programs today.
Many of the photos throughout this site were taken from the Photographs of the American West 1861-1912 collection at the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408
The research, selection, and arrangement in preparing the collection that is available on the web was done by Charlotte Palmer.
Should you link to this collection, you need to keep in mind that the files are quite large and may take a substantial time to download. In unedited form, they will not fit on your screen unless you have large, high-resolution display.
Copyright 2001, Ralph E. Hanson