This site is chocked full of interesting information. Here’s a small excerpt from their introduction:
“American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later.”
That’s a lot of information to cover on one site. You’ll find manuscripts, letters, images, a search engine, and much, much more.
“Find a Document” allows you to look through the information from a timeline. You can then choose what you’d like to study from there.
Images — this section lets you do an image search, or if you scroll down near the bottom you can choose to browse. Some of the images were quite amazing.
Highlights — gives you a condensed version of the time line with the really large events chosen for your perusal.
Teachers — this is an excellent section for teachers, and fully shows them how to use this site to their advantage with lesson plans, topic planning, and evaluations.