Alaska Day and the History Behind the 49th State

When and how did this far-flung territory become part of the United States?

Demystifying the “Indian Wars”, a Complex Series of Conflicts

The fighting spanned dozens of adversaries and hundreds of years.

The Spirit Cave Mummy is Over 10,000 Years Old

The remains were found with moccasins, a rabbit-skin blanket, and many other artifacts.

The Mapuche People's Centuries-Long Resistance Against the Spanish

This indigenous tribe refused to succumb to imperialist rule.

The Mesmerizing History Behind 4 Endangered Languages

As the pool of speakers shrinks, these languages could be lost forever.

Historical and Cultural Marvels Abounded in the Americas’ Pre-Columbian Cites

Long before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, indigenous American cultures created jaw-dropping cityscapes.

10 Essential Historical Nonfiction Books

Take your mind off the current world with riveting true accounts of history's most poignant moments.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Story Behind the Lakota Massacre

Memorialize the lives lost at Wounded Knee with the story behind Dee Brown's iconic work.

This Is The Biggest Victory Natives Scored Against The Colonials

Westward expansion wasn't a simple matter of packing your bags and moving out.

Crazy Horse and Custer, A Dual Biography

The author of Band of Brothers explores the parallel lives of two formidable 19th-century warriors.

6 Languages That Could Be Another Kind of Navajo Code

The use of Native American languages during the Pacific Theater of World War II safeguarded every American move. 

Unbreakable: How Navajo Code Talkers Helped Win WWII

A group of Navajo men came together in the 1940s to create an unbreakable military code.