Pioneers find that the Western frontier stops in wild California.
People choose to live in the Sonora Desert despite its harshness.
Settlers change the Great Plains, the vast land west of the Mississippi.
The Spanish explore Florida; the protection of wetlands and native wildlife.
The French explore and exploit the Canadian wilderness.
Europeans colonize North America's fertile wilderness.
Whalers, oil magnates and fur trappers transform wild Alaska. California, home to much natural beauty, strives to preserve its natural resources.
Men seek silver, gold and furs in the Rocky Mountains, home to a wealth of wildlife. Spanish explorers, priests and American Indians form a unique Southwestern culture.
Conquistadors seek gold in Florida; hunters collect feathers and furs in the Everglades. Settlers transform the vast plains beyond the Mississippi.
Europeans colonize North America's fertile wilderness. The French hunt and trap at Hudson Bay, as British soldiers build forts.