Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
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.
Schools taught Native Americans to imitate white men in a liberal "civilizing" mission in 1875.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.