Into the West is the TNT miniseries about westward expansion of the United States in the 1800s. The miniseries begins in the 1820s with the two main characters Jacob Wheeler and Loved by the Buffalo. The plot follows the story of two families, one white American, one Native American, as their lives become mingled through the momentous events of American expansion. The story intertwines real and fictional characters and events spanning the period of expansion of the United States in the American West, from 1825 to 1890.
Episode 2 – Manifest Destiny is about the second wave of westward expansion when more families and settlers moved west for a better life. This episode includes the many problems and hardship encountered on a wagon train. The Wheeler family try to get to California by joining a wagon train, many are lost or die; while the Lakota Native American family are still trying to deal with the infringement of white culture on their lives. The video questions go in order with the episode and a key is provided.