In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
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.