America Unearthed Season 3 Episode 8

Before the US declared its independence, its destiny hung in the balance with the vast lands of America up for grabs to anyone willing to stake a claim. Called to examine a possibly ancient land claim, Scott Wolter is drawn into an epic quest to prove whether French fur traders were actually here on a secret mission to steal pre-Columbian land claims placed at a much earlier time. The key to this whole mystery could lie in tracking down a long-lost artifact, allegedly found with strange carvings that only those with hidden knowledge could understand. On this adventure through America’s little-known early history, Scott uncovers a high stakes game of land grabbing where only the winner comes in first–and the only way to win might be to cheat.

Episode Title: The Plot to Steal America

Air Date: 2014-12-27