What was the Wild West?
By Janet B. Pascal
Saddle up and get ready for a ride back into the wild and wooly past of the American West.
The west was at its wildest from 1865 to 1895, when territories west of the Mississippi River remained untamed and lawless. Famous for cowboys, American Indians, lawmen, gunslingers, pioneers, and prospectors, this period in US history captures the imagination of all kids and now is brought vividly to life.