The Myth of the American West

by Read Listen Learn · History · Pre-Intermediate

We all watch cowboy films and like the brave, strong men who lived alone and only had a horse for a friend. We know they faced so many dangers and cared more about women and children than they cared about their own safety. We think that these were the first true Americans. The problem is that it was not true. Read this story about the discovery of the west and find out what really happened (1,000 words)

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