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.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Schools taught Native Americans to imitate white men in a liberal "civilizing" mission in 1875.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.