The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911, but the contact brought him terrible physical and psychological consequences.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Schools taught Native Americans to imitate white men in a liberal "civilizing" mission in 1875.