In the mid 19th century, the formerly nomadic aboriginal tribes in North Central Washington began to settle along prominent waterways to trade with Canadian and European explorers and settlers. It was not long before disputes over land ownership between natives and newcomers became common. In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed an Executive Order establishing the Colville Indian Reservation along the Columbia River, where Native Americans from 12 tribes were designated to live on several million acres of land. Twenty years later, the reservation was reduced to 1.4 million acres.
In 1940, seven years into the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, the reservoir behind the dam (Lake Roosevelt) began to fill. The water level rose rapidly, submerging around 18,000 acres of land in the Colville Reservation -- inundating homes, ancient fishing spots, and historic cemeteries.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
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.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.