The first chapter of American Experience's "Annie Oakley," the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She was "adopted" by Indian chief Sitting Bull, charmed the Prince of Prussia, and entertained the likes of Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. Annie Oakley excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.