The American West

The American West

An Illustrated History

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the many journeys made to the western United States, from the ancient natives that inhabited the area, to the draw of Hollywood in the mid-twentieth century.

Scholastic
The history of the American West is the story of Lakota warriors, Spanish conquistadors, German farmers, African American cowboys, Morman settlers, Chinese railroad workers, and many more.

The real story of the American West begins when the Ancient Ones were in the West in about 50,000 B.C. The native cultures developed for thousands of years to clash eventually with the Europeans looking for wealth and converts. From the East came explorers looking for land for the new United States.The promise of easy gold lured more settlers.This thrilling story is told in first person accounts and narrative. Hundreds of pieces of art depict people, artifacts, and the changing face of this varied region.
Reference notes, bibliography, index.


The real story of the American West begins when the Ancient Ones were in the West in about 50,000 B.C. The native cultures developed for thousands of years to clash eventually with the Europeans looking for wealth and converts. From the East came explorers looking for land for the new United States.The promise of easy gold lured more settlers.This thrilling story is told in first person accounts and narrative. Hundreds of pieces of art depict people, artifacts, and the changing face of this varied region.Reference notes, bibliography, index.

Baker
& Taylor

Told through first person accounts and narratives, the many faces that make up the history of the American West--English settlers, Native Americans, missionaries, and explorers--are combined with art and photos that represent this varied region.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Nonfiction, c2002
ISBN: 9780439219709
0439219701
Branch Call Number: YS 978 SON
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm

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