This 1915 ledger seems to record the payroll for Native Americans who acted in Westerns. HISTORY DETECTIVES host Eduardo Pagán looks into the stories behind these Hollywood Indians. Did the film industry treat them fairly?
Chandler Battaile and Bobbie Chandler are direct descendents of the men in this Civil War photograph. They ask HISTORY DETECTIVES to find out whether Bobby’s great grandfather, Silas Chandler, was slave or free when he wore a Confederate uniform.
This one of a kind Civil War photograph is at the center of a hot debate over whether black men fought for the Confederate Army. Was Silas Chandler, the black man pictured here in a Confederate uniform, slave or free? What was the relationship between these two men?
A researcher wears a biohazard suit at Fort Detrick, Md., where the FBI says Army scientist Bruce Ivins produced the deadly anthrax used in the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people. After Ivins committed suicide in 2008, the FBI accused him of the crime.