The Western Frontier 1858-1896. . Section 1: The Mining Booms. \"My eye was caught with the glimpse of something shining in the bottom of the ditch. I reached my hand down and picked it up; it made my heart thump, for I was certain it was gold.\" Carpenter James Marshall.. Section 1: The Mining Booms.
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In 1883, Sitting Bull was a guest of honor at the opening ceremonies for the Northern Pacific Railroad. When it was his turn to speak, he said in the Lakota language, "I hate all white people. You are thieves and liars. You have taken away our land and made us outcasts." A quick-thinking interpreter told the crowd the chief was happy to be there and that he looked forward to peace and prosperity with the white people. Sitting Bull received a standing ovation.
The Western Frontier 1858-1896
Section 1: The Mining Booms
"My eye was caught with the glimpse of something shining in the bottom of the ditch. I reached my hand down and picked it up; it made my heart thump, for I was certain it was gold.” Carpenter James Marshall.
Section 2: Ranchers and Farmers
“Behind every successful rancher is a wife that works in town” Unknown
There was a diverse population who were cattle drivers.
Vaqueros(Hispanic ranch hands)
Ten percent of the land in the United States was settled under this law. The red on the map below shows all the homesteading states. The red portion of the map represents the 30 states that homesteaded.
Section 3: Native American Struggles
"Where the Indian killed one buffalo, the hide and tongue hunters killed fifty." Chief Red Cloud
Section 4: Farmers in Protest
The average age of a Kansas farmer is 58 ½ years old, and in many communities no young people are returning to farming because no money can be made. Jerry Moran