The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834 documenting the landscape, plants and the lives of Native Americans.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Schools taught Native Americans to imitate white men in a liberal "civilizing" mission in 1875.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.