The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.