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The New West

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Jarod Roll

on 30 August 2017

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Transcript of The New West

The New West

HIS 106
Dr. Roll
William 'Wild Bill' Cody
Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Rough Riders of the World
Extermination of the buffalo
Homestead Act 1862
Governing the West:
The admission of new states to the United States

Nebraska: 1867
Colorado: 1876
North Dakota: 1889
South Dakota: 1889
Montana: 1889
Washington: 1889
Idaho: 1890
Wyoming: 1890
Utah: 1896
Oklahoma: 1907
Arizona: 1912
New Mexico: 1912
Commercial Farming
Investment: Debt
Commerical Cattle Farming: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas
Barbed wire (1874)
Cowboys and vaqueros:
diverse backgrounds; wage work
Western mines: gold, silver, lead, zinc, coal
The shrinking of Native America
Mining on the Comstock Lode, Nevada
Indian Allotment Act of 1887 (Dawes Act)
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
Williams, v. Mississippi, 1898
Mississippi state legislature, first elected under the rules of the 1890 state constitution, adopted the current state flag in 1894

--official flag adopted to show "patriotic ardor" and "state pride"

--what those things meant to the all-white state legislature in 1894 inseparable from logic of Mississippi Plan, Jim Crow, and national acceptance of white supremacy

--not a symbol of defiance, but a symbol of victory
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