The Wild West's Wild Women

Maddie Ross, the young protagonist of True Grit, reflects the independence of the real women of the Wild West, but her story still isn't quite believable (2:53)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'Where to Find Vampires in America
Where to Find Vampires in America (1:57)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Cyrus Cylinder: An Artifact Ahead of Its Time
The Cyrus Cylinder: An Artifact Ahead of Its Time (3:03)
Preview thumbnail for video'101 Objects: The Wright Flyer
101 Objects: The Wright Flyer (3:12)
Preview thumbnail for video'What You Never Knew About Tabasco Sauce
What You Never Knew About Tabasco Sauce (1:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'John Lewis' Journey to the March on Washington
John Lewis' Journey to the March on Washington (3:44)
Preview thumbnail for video'Watch Newsreel Footage from the March on Washington
Watch Newsreel Footage from the March on Washington (0:42)
Preview thumbnail for video'An Angola Prison Tower Heads to the Smithsonian
An Angola Prison Tower Heads to the Smithsonian (0:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Story of the Wall Street Bull
The Story of the Wall Street Bull (6:15)
Preview thumbnail for video'Remembering the March on Washington
Remembering the March on Washington (8:36)