The Wild West was a wild place that once stretched from Colorado to the Pacific Ocean, with hundreds of thousands of people in its range.
Today, there are only about 20,000 residents in the western part of the country.
But it was still an amazing place to live.
It was a time of wild, untamed Americana.
In the late 1800s, many western towns were established as tourist attractions and trading posts, offering the best view of the Pacific or the American West in the region.
In addition to the great food and the wild animals, visitors were also captivated by the spectacular scenery, wild stories, and music of western folk.
And thanks to the advent of radio, the Wild West movies and TV shows would spread the word about the West in a way that no other Western setting has been able to.
Here are six things you need to know about the Wild west, as told to National Geographic magazine.
What were the Wilds?
In 1774, a few hundred settlers from the northernmost states of the United States arrived in the town of Jamestown in Virginia, hoping to find a place to settle.
One of the settlers, Samuel Smith, found an empty, open field.
A year later, in 1775, the Jameston Gazette published a story about the settlement, and a local newspaper published a similar story, titled “The Wilds.”
This story is known as the First American Story.
The settlers settled in a small area known as Jamestow, and by the 1870s, the area had grown to about 60 square miles.
In 1871, Jamestoans decided to form their own government and formed the Jam-A-Lama League, which had the name Jamestowan.
(Jamestown became Jamestans County, Virginia, in 1875.)
The first major battle in Jamestomans history was the Battle of the Wilderness, fought in 1879.
In 1880, the region was declared a national wilderness and, in 1889, the U.S. Forest Service was created to protect the area.
By the early 1900s, there were about 8,000 people in the Jamastown area.
Some historians argue that the WildWest is the most diverse and unique area in America today, with people from nearly every part of western North America.
What did the Wildwesterners eat?
The WildWest was a very large area and many different food sources were available to the region, according to historian and author Elizabeth Dufour.
Some of the foods were considered exotic or exotic to the American South.
Others were staples.
There were wild potatoes, sweet potatoes, clover, cabbage, turnips, corn, tomatoes, beans, onions, and more.
One staple food for the Wild Westerners was wild blueberries.
Blueberries were native to northern New England, but the wild berries were introduced to the United Kingdom in the 1700s.
(You can learn more about blueberries at the American Museum of Natural History.)
The Wildwestern food choices are so diverse, some people even named some of the food items after animals or people from the Wildlands.
In some cases, people ate wild game, but many other times, they ate wild berries, nuts, and roots, as well as wild fruits.
There are many different types of wild berries in the WildWestern region.
There is a variety of wild sweet potatoes from the Great Smoky Mountains region, which were used as an early food source for the Jamandaw Indians of the North West.
There was also a variety known as “pork rinds” in the American Southwest, which are a type of sweet potato with a white skin.
These wild rind-like sweet potatoes were used to make a sweet, spicy dish called “sauce,” which was served to guests in the early 1700s to prepare for a meal.
Other foodstuffs include a variety that were considered traditional to the area: buckwheat, barley, and rye.
There’s a variety called “white clover” in Jamostown, where wildflowers were once common.
White clover is also used as a traditional medicine.
Many of the native American foods were also eaten by the WildWilders.
For example, in the 1800s and early 1900, many people used wild turkey meat as a staple, although the Wild Wilders eventually replaced the meat with horse and buggy meat.
What are the tribes?
There are several tribes in the area, including the Great River Sioux, Red Creek, Cheyenne, and Choctaw.
The Cheyennes are the largest of the three tribes, with some of their territories extending into what’s now the Oklahoma border.
There also are the Crow Indians of Oklahoma.
There have also been various groups of Sioux, Choctaws, and other tribes living in the Northwest, as seen in the films “A Wrinkle in Time” and “The Last Frontier.”
There are also numerous tribes