The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911, but the contact brought him terrible physical and psychological consequences.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.