Who is your western hero? The legend of the Wild West has been played out in American Popular culture since the start of westward expansion. From Billy the Kid to Wyatt Earp, and George Custer to Geronimo, the real-life people who helped tame the west would shape the western heroes celebrated in film and television for decades. Share your real or fictional western hero below.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.