American Masters -- PRAIRIE TO PARIS -- Exploring the Worlds of MY ANTONIA and THE SUN ALSO RISES
Prairie Paris About the Project

Waystation to the West
Nebraska map

Long before Jim and Àntonia came to the Nebraska prairie, it saw the footsteps of Indians, explorers, and westward-journeying pioneers. Learn more on this interactive map.

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Make a Movie

Anna Pavelka
You're in the director's chair! Cut, edit, and score your own short film about Cather, Nebraska, or MY ÀNTONIA.

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These Hard Times
timeline

The second half of the 19th century saw the rapid settling of the American West. Follow Cather's characters against this backdrop of American History.

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MY ANTONIA

MY ANTONIA book cover
Who is Àntonia Cuzak? Read more about the struggles of of this young Czech immigrant and her fellow pioneers.

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PRAIRIE TO PARIS American Masters