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Chapters 17-20 #2. How were the lives of the Plains Indians in the second half of the nineteenth century affected by technological developments and government actions? Intro: Talk about American ideals; Expansionism, Nationalism Previous events of the first half of the nineteenth century: Louisiana Purchase → Prophet and Tecumseh, religious and violent revolt, 1808 on fought, War of 1812 Indians help the British (Battle of Thames) Jackson (INDIAN HATER), Mexican American war, Improvements...

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the contested plains book review

“The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado” Written by Elliott West. I chose to write about this book because of the large range of events and transitions that occurred throughout the American West that the author includes in the text. Elliot West highlights the struggles that many endured while trying to create better circumstances for not only themselves but also their families by moving to the west. He chronicles the adaptations that many white settlers arriving in...

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Buffalo The Great Animal Of The Plains.

Buffalo The Great Animal Of The Plains Buffalos or bison are one of the beasts that used to freely roam the Wild West. They are one of the strongest and most powerful animals in North America. Millions once roamed the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Today they're far fewer and less common. Most buffaloes live in national parks and protected areas. What Do Buffaloes Look Like? Buffaloes are very large animals that sort of resemble a bull. They have a big hump on their back close to their shoulders...

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“ the Coming of the Railroads Was the Main Reason for the Growth of the Cattle Industry on the Plains in the Years 1865-85”

History “ The coming of the railroads was the main reason for the growth of the cattle industry on the Plains in the years 1865-85” The rail roads certainly did play a very important part in the growth of the cattle industry. It meant that it was a lot more convenient and less time consuming to transport cattle (obviously a very important part of the whole cattle trading business). It also provided more people with the opportunity to buy ‘base land’ (name given to land used as a ‘base to the...

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The American West

American West a. The Great Plains i. Indians of the Great Plains 1. In the middle of the 19th century, probably around 100,000 Native American lived in the Great Plains. They were very diverse, and were consisted of around 6 linguistic families and at least 30 tribal groupings. The Native Americans were then hurt greatly by the small pox and measles introduced by the Europeans. 2. The Teton Sioux were Native Americans, who had lived in the Great Plains. The land in the Great Plains had attracted many...

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Ch 17 the West: Exploiting an Empire

FRONTIER Prior to the Civil War, the march of White settlement paused at the margin of the semiarid Great Plains, a region seared by hot winds and too little rain for extensive agriculture in summers and buffeted by blizzards and hailstorms in the winter, which presented a temporary obstacle, like the Rockies, to further migration. It was thought West of MS river was uninhabitable, aka the Great Amer. Desert. CRUSHING THE NATIVE AMERICANS At the civil war, ¼ million Native Americans lived in...

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Changes on Western Frontier: Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Notes: Changes on the Western Frontier Native Americans -Native Americans of the plains hunted, farmed, and traded in traditional ways. -Plains people relied on the buffalo for a variety of survival needs -The booming of the cattle industry in the late 1800s contributed to the decline of the Plains Indians’ culture. -The Sioux (war-like plains tribe) resisted the efforts of the U.S. government, the army & the settlers to remove them from their sacred lands. -Sitting Bull &...

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Comparing and Contrasting Regions of Texas

Mountains & Basins, the Great Plains, the North Central Plains, and the Coastal Plains. Even in these regions there are enough differences for subdivisions. The Great Plains is divided into the Llano Basin, Edwards Plateau, and the High Plains. The North Central Plains is also divided into 3 sub-regions: Grand Prairie, Cross Timbers, and Rolling Plains. The Coastal Plains includes the Piney Woods, Post Oak Belt, Blackland Prairie, Gulf Costal Plains, and the South Texas Plains. Only the Mountains &...

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The Western Crossroads

Gabrielle Arthur 12/2/2013 Hour E I. Indian Country Bureau of Indian Affairs- was the government agency responsible for managing American Indian issues. The 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie had guaranteed American Indians land rights on the Great Plains A. Year of Struggle The army also enlisted some American Indians as scouts or as soldier struggling to perform their duties A.1. Sand Creek A.1.a) John M. Chivington- U.S. Army colonel arrived at the camp with 700 Colorado volunteers A.1...

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Golf Course Water Issues

Groundwater: What Can The Golf Course Industry Do to Protect This Valuable Natural Resource? The Ogallala Aquifer, also known as the High Plains Aquifer, is a vast yet shallow underground water table aquifer located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. One of the world's largest aquifers, it lies under about 174,000 square miles in portions of the eight states of South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. It was named in 1899 by N.H. Darton from...

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