The Wild West

Short History Of...

16-04-2023 • 52 mins

Think of the Wild West, and you’ll imagine cowboys, shootouts, bank robberies and saloons. But it was also a time of massive resettlement, new technology and communications. But what the white settlers’ westward migration mean for the native people who had lived on the land for centuries? What inspired so many to move west in the first place? And if the era only lasted a few decades, what makes it so iconic to Americans and the rest of the world?  This is a Short History of…The Wild West Written by Emma Christie. With thanks to Chris Wimmer, host and creator of the Legends of the Old West podcast. For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Now available for Apple and Android users. Click the Noiser+ banner on Apple or go to noiser.com/subscriptions to get started with a 7-day free trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

You Might Like

History Daily
History Daily
Airship | Noiser | Wondery
Dark History
Dark History
Audioboom Studios
The Ancients
The Ancients
History Hit
Lore
Lore
Aaron Mahnke and Grim & Mild
BADLANDS
BADLANDS
Double Elvis
The Rest Is History
The Rest Is History
Goalhanger Podcasts
History Extra podcast
History Extra podcast
Immediate Media
Tides of History
Tides of History
Wondery / Patrick Wyman
Everything '80s
Everything '80s
Jamie Logie / Curiouscast
Gone Medieval
Gone Medieval
History Hit