A MontanaPBS Film exploring the life, work and times of Charles M. Russell, Montana's "Cowboy Artist".
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C.M. Russell and the American West explores Russell’s life, art, writing, and enduring legacy with scholars, biographers and experts. The documentary re-introduces Russell to a 21st Century audience and affirms his standing as a major American artist.
Episode 1 I Got The Cream - At age 16 Russell leaves St. Louis to make his way as a cowboy in Montana.
Episode 2 Sum of the Parts - Charlie gives up his spurs and lariat for brushes and paint and marries Nancy.
Episode 3 My Medicine is Strong Now - Charlie paints the American Indian point of view while he helps Hollywood build the myth of the West on film.