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The Wild West. PART I: The Cattle Drive PART II: Farming in the West. With your partner, watch the video & then answer the following. WARM UP: Crash Course U.S. History—Episode #24 ( Westward Expansion ). So here’s what we know at this point. Mining and railroads drew people out west

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The wild west

The Wild West

PART I: The Cattle Drive

PART II: Farming in the West

With your partner, watch the video & then answer the following.

WARM UP: Crash Course U.S. History—Episode #24 (Westward Expansion)


So here s what we know at this point

So here’s what we know at this point

  • Mining and railroads drew people out west

  • The mining boom was short-lived (1850s to 1880s)

  • The Transcontinental Railroad connected the country and changed how we lived, did business and traveled.

  • Westward expansion meant the decline of American Indian civilizations.

  • Expansion meant the near extinction of buffalo.

  • The gold rush was replaced by cattle kingdoms and farming.


Why go westward

Why Go Westward?

WHICH IS TRUE?

  • “I was told there was free land.”

  • “I was told the native Indians are cruel savages.”

  • “There’s an economic depression back East.”

  • “I want a better life for my family.”


The great oklahoma land rush

The Great Oklahoma Land Rush

  • In one day (April 22, 1889) over 6 MILLION acres of land were “claimed” by white settlers.

  • Where are the Native Americans in this scene from the film Far and Away?


The cattle trail name one

The Cattle Trail (name one!)

  • If you can survive


Cattle drives

Cattle Drives

  • Cattle Parade!

  • Modern Day Cattle Drives

The Vaquero


Cowboys cowgirls vigilantes

Cowboys, cowgirls & vigilantes


Boom bust in the cattle kingdom

Boom & Bust in the Cattle Kingdom

  • 1860s-1880s

  • Buy for $5, sell as high as $40-$60 a head.

  • New breeds

  • Expansion of railroads

  • High demand back east

  • 1886-1887= scorching summers/bitter winters

  • Economic depression lessens demand

  • Barbed wire leads to enclosure of open range


End part i the cattle kingdom answer the following for hw

END PART I: THE CATTLE KINGDOMAnswer the following for HW

  • How have humans changed the environment of the West?

  • What led to the boom and bust in the cattle industry?

  • Describe cattle drives, vaqueros and cattle towns?

  • How did cow towns create the myth of the Wild West?

  • Why did the cattle boom end?


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