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Westward expansion

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Transcript of Westward expansion

The Last Frontier
A Century of Dishonor
"Let them kill, skin, and sell until the buffalo is exterminated, as it is the only way to bring lasting peace and allow civilization to advance." - General Philip Sheridan

Bronson single strand double loop

Cowboys

Mining Towns

Morrill Land Grant Act ………….1862
Timber Culture Act ……………….1873
Desert Land Act …………………….1877
Timber and Stone Act…………….1878

Other Significant Acts…

Sod Houses

1934 Indian Reorganization Act

Carlisle Indian School, PA

Dawes Severalty Act (1887): Assimilation Policy

Most famous Native American of the time
"worst Indian who ever lived"

Geronimo, Apache:
And his hopeless
cause

destruction of the indigenous population

Native Americans

Frederick Jackson Turner

Frontier Thesis

The Significance of the Frontier

Cattle Industry

Transcontinental Railroad
Helen Hunt Jackson
A Century of Dishonor (1881)

Nez Percé tribal retreat (1877)

Chief Joseph I will fight no more forever!

bureau began a new program to dismantle tribal governments and assimilate Indian people into the American mainstream.
1865

War on Indian Culture

Omaha Indian  lecture tour on Native American issues in the 1870s

Susette La Flesche

Homestead Act of 1862

Chief Big Foot’s Lifeless Body

Ghost Dance Wounded Knee, SD, 1890

Capt. William J. Fetterman

80 soldiers massacred December 21, 1866

Fetterman Massacre

Sandy Creek Massacre

November 29, 1864

Kill and scalp all, big and little!

Colonel John Chivington

Gen. George Armstrong Custer

Chief Sitting Bull

The Battle of Little Big Horn 1876

Colorado Gold Rush (1859)

Treaty of Ft. Laramie (1851)

Reservation Policy

2nd Treaty of Ft. Laramie (1868)

Treaty of Medicine Lodge Creek (1867)

"I have listened patiently to the promises of the Great Father, but his memory is short. I am now done with him. This is all I have to say.“

Morrill Land Grant Act ………….1862
Timber Culture Act ……………….1873
Desert Land Act …………………….1877
Timber and Stone Act…………….1878
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