A History of the Early American West

12 04 2012

I thought I would share this. I might use these videos for teaching next year.

In this mini-documentary, historian Darren R. Reid (University of Edinburgh) explores the development of the frontier in the years leading up to the American Revolution. From Daniel Boone’s exploration of Kentucky in 1769 to the outbreak of Dunmore’s War in 1774, this video is the perfect introduction to the early American west.

A History of the Early American West is an online series of video podcasts or mini-documentaries which explore the development of the frontier in the trans-Appalachian west, the area that includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Discover the world of frontier heroes like Daniel Boone and George R. Clark, Indian tribes such as the Shawnee, Mingo, and Delaware, tribal leaders such as Logan and Blackfish, and frontier rogues like Simon Girty and Alexander McKee.

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