History Detectives

Fillmore Pardon

Clip: Season 7 Episode 6 | 17m 39s

By the middle of the 19th century, new territory beckoned settlers. But as their wagon trains rumbled west they cut through the heart of Indian country and came under frequent attack. History Detectives takes a look at an old paper that shows President Millard Fillmore engaged in what appears to be an unusual act for the time - sparing the life of a Native American convicted of murder.

Aired: 07/26/09

Rating: TV-G

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