There’s been much record of the Civil War and World War I, but what about the time inbetween? AMC’s new limited docudrama series “The American West” documents exactly that, unveiling that the period was full of spilt blood, political unrest and iconic outlaws.
In an IndieWire exclusive clip, the show portrays the result of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, a conflict between American troops and Native American tribes over the gold on the tribes’ land. The clip features commentary by Robert Redford and the show will also host other actors from classic Westerns, including James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon and Ed Harris.
Per the release, “Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, ‘The American West,’ will show how — in the aftermath of the Civil War — the United States transforms into the “land of opportunity.” Viewers will be transported into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men.”
Check out the exclusive clip below! Tune into the fourth episode of “The American West” this Saturday on AMC.