Today few Americans have ever heard of a man called Jedediah Smith. Yet his bold forays into the western frontier during the early nineteenth century helped shape the course of American history. Since the early 1800s Smith's forgotten legacy has been gathering dust like so many other pioneers and explorers of his time. In this dramatic feature-length special follow Smith as he navigates the American West during the exciting decade of the 1820s. From being the first white man to recognize the significance of the South Pass in Wyoming to making the treacherous journey by land from Southern California to Oregon Smith blazed many important trails in his time. Featuring tales of clashing cultures and dangerous encounters bear attacks and violent battles TAMING THE WILD WEST: THE LEGEND OF JEDEDIAH SMITH brings the long-lost story of a great pioneer to life for a new generation of Americans.