The conclusion recalls the conquest of the Northwest and Russian expeditions led by Vitus Bering, who explored Alaska in 1741; and Nicolai Rezanov, who negotiated with Spanish colonists. Also: the fur trade in Alaska; classes with Tlingit Indians.
Part 3 recalls the conquest of the Northeast and chronicles Henry Hudson's 1610 expeditions in search of a northern sea route to the West Indies that lead him to what will be called the Hudson River and Hudson Bay.
Part 2 recalls the conquest of the Southeast and the rivalry between France and Spain in establishing settlements in present-day South Carolina and Florida. Included: profiles of France's Jean Ribault and Rene de Laudonniere and Spain's Pedro Menendez.
Part 1 recalls the conquest of the Southwest and the exploits of Mexican governor Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, who, in 1540, mounted an expedition that took him past the Grand Canyon and was later put on trial for his cruelty towards the Pueblo Indians. Included: dramatic reenactments; comments from historians.