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.
DVD, 3 hours.