"The Western is a genre of art that may be found in film, television, radio, literature, painting and other visual arts. Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in what became the Western United States (known as the American Old West or Wild West), but also in Western Canada, Mexico (The Wild Bunch, Vera Cruz), Alaska (The Far Country, North to Alaska) and even Australia (Quigley Down Under, The Proposition). ..."
Films portraying stories set in the American frontier, usually in the 19th century
- Hombre - 1967 western movie starring Paul Newman in the title role: a white man raised by Apaches
- Outlaw Josey Wales, The - 1976 western starring Clint Eastwood set at the end of the American War Between the States
- Searchers, The - 1956 western movie about a Confederate veteran searching for his niece who had been captured by the Comanches
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