Traces the history of the American West from Native American cultures to the present. It explores the frontier experiences of America's earliest, eastern settlers through the Trans-Mississippi West across the great exploratory and wagon trails including cities, ranching, reservation, resource management, and industry. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-HI1 category. Note: This course was previously listed as HIS 235.