There is no more exciting history than Great American West history. Nothing in world history can compare with the migration and settling of the western half of North America. From the First Nations to today, no history has attracted more interest, worldwide than the American West. This class is offered in a class discussion format using large hard copy maps. The instructor takes the students from the original migrations across the Bering Land Bridge through the explorations, migrations from the eastern sea board and the legends that have formed by American frontiers men, fur trappers, nesters and cowboys. There is no limit on the exciting details and many well-known characters that will be discussed. The class identifies fact from fiction and in some cases it creates, "Histories Mysteries" where archeological facts are being discovered today. This is especially significant in very early history where some theories prevail and others are introduced. Most people do not realize the impact that the American Western Culture has had on the world. It is unique, exciting and carries over today where the term, "Cowboy" is internationally recognized and imitated in many countries.