The story of the American West, from the US’s expansion post the Civil War to the late 1800s. Told through the storylines of several famous central figures in that history: George Armstrong Custer, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Jesse James, Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp. Note SBS merged two episodes into one so file size is larger
Part 1: America Divided plus Two Front War
In order to ensure the survival of his family Jesse James forms a gang; Custer seeks glory in the Indian Wars; Crazy Horse fights against the U.S. Jesse James targets the railroads. Custer is sent on a secret mission in Sioux Territory. Grant deals with growing unrest in the west and south.
Part 2: Blood and Gold plus Showdown
Allen Pinkerton gets hired to bring Jesse James to justice; settlers descend upon Sioux land to mine gold; Grant tries to keep the peace.Custer rides to a showdown at Little Big Horn with the Sioux; Jesse James hopes to make a big statement when he targets a bank in the northern territory.
Part 3: Outlaw Rising plus the Big Killing
Billy the Kid is talented with a gun and uses it to get what he wants; Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse make an important decision; Wyatt Earp fights for what’s right. Jesse James resurfaces after years in hiding; Billy the Kid avenges the death of his friend; Wyatt Earp questions his future as a man of the law.
Part 4: Frontier Justice plus the Last Vendetta
Wyatt Earp heads to Tombstone; Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett’s cat and mouse game reaches a climax; Sitting Bull is back in America. In this, the final of the mini-series, Sitting Bull is charged with starting a upheaval. Also, Wyatt Earp puts the law aside as he searches for justice and Jesse James is challenged by the Ford Brothers.