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Into the West

Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

6 Episodes 2005 - 2005

Episode 1

Wheel to the Stars

Thu, Jun 9, 2005 120 mins

A telling of American Western exploration begins with a Lakota-tribe holy man (Simon R. Baker) envisioning the white man's arrival. Meanwhile, a young Virginian (Matthew Settle) migrates to California by teaming with a band of mountain men, headed by rugged Jedediah Smith (Josh Brolin). Will Patton, Gary Busey. Steven Spielberg executive produced the epic six-part series.

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Episode 2

Manifest Destiny

Fri, Jun 17, 2005 120 mins

Running Fox (Zahn McClarnon) leaves his tribe to meet the white man. Meanwhile, Jacob (Matthew Settle) and Thunder Heart Woman take a perilous journey to California after they meet a fast-talking pitch man (Beau Bridges) and join his large wagon train. On their trip, the travelers take in breathtaking vistas but must endure unforgiving river crossings, torrential storms, disease and Indian warriors.

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Episode 3

Dreams & Schemes

Fri, Jun 24, 2005 120 mins

Jethro Wheeler (Skeet Ulrich) gets gold fever and leaves home to strike it rich. Meanwhile, Margaret continues her search for her father, Jacob; and conflict escalates between white settlers and Native Americans, resulting in the establishment of reservations. The fine cast includes Sean Astin, Rachael Leigh Cook, Balthazar Getty and Matthew Modine. Steven Spielberg executive produced.

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Episode 4

Hell on Wheels

Fri, Jul 8, 2005 120 mins

With construction under way on the Transcontinental Railroad, tension mounts between settlers and Native Americans. Elsewhere, Daniel (Lance Henriksen) builds a moveable way station, where Clara (Rachael Leigh Cook) works as a seamstress; and Jacob Jr. (Tyler Christopher) joins Custer's cavalry.

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Episode 5

Casualties of War

Fri, Jul 15, 2005 120 mins

In 1874, a new gold rush brings fortune hunters to the Black Hills. Meanwhile, Custer's army faces off against Sitting Bull's warriors at Little Bighorn; Robert and Clara (Rachael Leigh Cook) find success with their general store; and Margaret (Irene Bedard) takes orphaned children under her wing at a refugee camp. Keith Carradine, Judge Reinhold. Steven Spielberg executive produced; Timothy Van Patten directed.

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Episode 6

Ghost Dance

Fri, Jul 22, 2005 120 mins

In the finale, the tension between soldiers and Indians reaches the boiling point in a bloody massacre at Wounded Knee; Robert Wheeler (Craig Sheffer) delivers rations to reservations; and Margaret Light Shines (Irene Bedard) witnesses how reporters are fabricating history with staged photographs that depict white men heroically and Indians as savages. David Paymer, Joanna Going. Steven Spielberg executive produced; Jeremy Podeswa directed.

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