THIS PRODUCT IS MANUFACTURED ON DEMAND USING REGION FREE DVD-R RECORDABLE MEDIA.
Through the use of live historical re-enactments, rare photographs and drawings, and current day visits to remaining forts, The Frontier Forts of Kansas is an entertaining and informative DVD program that gives viewers a rare insight into why the forts were established and what life was really like living on the edge of the Western Plains in the 1800s. In order to secure travel routes during the expansion and settlement of Americas western lands, the U.S. government built a large network of approximately 73 frontier forts and encampments. Because of their central location, the presence of military forts during the 19th Century in what is now the state of Kansas was particularly important to changing the West forever. These forts were originally established on the Great Plains to protect traders on the Santa Fe Trail and gold seekers and emigrants on the Oregon-California Trail. Later on, they protected settlers, railroad laborers, and the railroads themselves. Dragoons the Cavalry Indians Buffalo Soldiers battles daily life in a military fort the Civil War buffalo stagecoaches railroads -- all important aspects of this turbulent chapter in American history are covered in-depth in this fascinating production. Plus, youll see eight of these forts which today are bringing back the past as museums and historical sites. This video production, guaranteed to entertain and inform, will take you on a journey back in time to visit eight famous forts which today are bringing back the past as museums and historical sites. Historic Forts include: Fort Scott, Fort Harker, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Dodge, Fort Riley , Fort Hays, Fort Larned, and Fort Wallace. An award-winning program perfect for history buffs, home schoolers, teachers and students of all ages.
Run Time: 30 MIN
Genre: Educational; History; Special-Interest