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A Vietnam soldier's diary included several entries and a photograph of two young women.

Can HISTORY DETECTIVES return the diary of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier to that veteran’s family? U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta takes part in the exchange.


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The recipes from a leather-bound journal raise the question: is this evidence of a secret family business?

A notebook with recipes for large volumes of liquor makes an Indiana man wonder if his rich uncle earned money bootlegging during Prohibition.


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This 1915 ledger seems to record the payroll for Native Americans who acted in Westerns.

What can a ledger tell us about Hollywood’s treatment of Native-American actors? How did they earn their pay? Did producers treat them fairly?

History Detectives, Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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