Have you searched the Internet Archive?
Try searching with desert or spaghetti western, you may end up lucky.
Hmm..interesting, and thank you!
Hmm...but I was hoping more for something that would offer backgrounds specifically that were open source or Creative Commons licensed for use freely, even if for commercial use.
I'm usually good at ferreting out such things (I found most of my music so far this way for my videos), but am surprised I've not found good video footage for background or B-roll....
I may try to start to shoot some in the New Orleans area, and find somewhere to put that up...
Anyway, still looking for more suggestions, but thank you for this one!