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Chapter 17: The Transformation of the Trans-Mississippi West, 1860-1900. The Plains Indians. What native groups inhabited what regions of the Great Plains? How did the tribes on the Great Plains differ?. The Destruction of Nomadic Indian Life.

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the plains indians
The Plains Indians
  • What native groups inhabited what regions of the Great Plains?
  • How did the tribes on the Great Plains differ?
the destruction of nomadic indian life
The Destruction of Nomadic Indian Life
  • What did the Federal Government do that hurt Natives on the Great Plains?
custer s last stand 1876
Custer’s Last Stand, 1876
  • Who was Sitting Bull?
  • Describe Custer’s “Last Stand”.
saving the indians
“Saving” the Indians
  • What was the Dawes Act?
  • In what ways were Native Americans affected by the Dawes Act?
the ghost dance and the end of indian resistance on the great plains 1890
The Ghost Dance and the End of Indian Resistance on the Great Plains, 1890
  • Describe the Ghost Dance.
  • How was Sitting Bull killed?
  • What occurred at Wounded Knee?
the first transcontinental railroad
The First Transcontinental Railroad
  • What group of people were instrumental in building the Transcontinental Railroad?
  • In what ways did the Transcontinental Railroad originally prove to be useful?
settlers and the railroad
Settlers and the Railroad
  • What role did the Railroad play on minorities and immigrants in the U.S.?
homesteading on the great plains
Homesteading on the Great Plains
  • What were some of the problems of the Homestead Act?
  • What was the purpose of the Timber Culture Act and the Desert Land Act?
new farms new markets
New Farms, New Markets
  • What technological breakthroughs helped the farmers on the plains in the late 1800’s?
  • What problems did Homesteaders face on the Great Plains?
building a society and achieving statehood
Building a Society and Achieving Statehood
  • Describe the social settings/gatherings of the Great Plains.
  • What stipulations were in place as requirements for statehood?
  • What strides were taken towards women’s rights in the newly formed states?
the mining frontier
The Mining Frontier
  • What groups eventually took over the majority of mining out west?
  • Describe the boom in Virginia City.
  • What negative effects were left over from mining?
cowboys and the cattle frontier
Cowboys and the Cattle Frontier
  • How did literature help spark westward migration and the growing population of Cowboys?
  • Describe the life of the average cowboy.
  • Describe the lives of black cowboys.
bonanza farms
Bonanza Farms
  • What role did large scale farms play in the west during the period following the Civil War?
the oklahoma land rush 1889
The Oklahoma Land Rush, 1889
  • What occurred in the Oklahoma territory on April 22, 1889?
  • How did most settlers to Oklahoma adapt?
the american adam and the dime novel hero
The American Adam and the Dime-Novel Hero
  • How did the dime novels of the 1860’s change the perception of the frontiersman?
  • Who was “Buffalo Bill”?
revitalizing the frontier legend
Revitalizing the Frontier Legend
  • How was the myth of the west different from the reality of the west in the post Civil War era?
beginning a conservation movement
Beginning a Conservation Movement
  • What did Congress do in the late 1800’s to protect the landscape of the west?