THE WILD WEST.
When Hollywood spat out its first western blockbusters in the earliest 20th century, many Americans were still alive to remember the settling of the old frontier in the late 1800's.
The old 'Cowboys and Indians' trope isn't only a genre, it was a way of life for generations of families and wanderers looking for a new life.
The Native Americans of the regions west of the Mississippi saw their lives take a much harder turn for the worse as their respective homeland regions were subjected to mass migrations of foreign invaders.
Much of the west still evolves as a product of those first few decades; the days of the Oregon Trail, the founding of the first national parks, the policies of US - Native American relations, and the rugged, sparsely populated back country.
In this season I ride on my motorcycle, mostly solo, from Minneapolis to the Pacific Coast and back. It was a huge feat and I recorded as much of it as I could. This season is about the history of the places I visited. A first major solo-travel, motocamping endeavor. My Northwest Right of Passage.
Click Here: 2W1C S03: Northwest Right of Passage