||Grand Coulee Dam: American Experience
||The Grand Coulee Dam played a central role in transforming the Northwest when it was completed in March 1941. It helped turn the barren deserts of central Washington into rich farmland. But the dam also deprived the native people who lived along the Columbia River access to their most important resource-salmon. The men and women who lived and worked at Grand Coulee and the native people whose lives were changed, as well as historians and engineers, explain how this technological achievement impacted the environment and people.