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Westward Expansion. The ultimate testament to Manifest Destiny!. Crazy Horse monument, Black Hills, SD. Custer was on sacred land that was given to the Native Americans. General Custer and his 250 men were looking for gold in the Black Hills (S. Dakota)

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custer was on sacred land that was given to the native americans
Custer was on sacred land that was given to the Native Americans
  • General Custer and his 250 men were looking for gold in the Black Hills (S. Dakota)
  • Sitting Bull and his 2,500 men surprised Custer
the ghost dance was a ritual that promised native americans immunization to bullets
The “Ghost Dance” was a ritual that promised Native Americans immunization to bullets
  • The Ritual scared white citizens and the government tried to stop it
  • 300 Sioux men, women, and children dead
the homestead act gave farmers 160 acres free land in the west
The Homestead Act gave farmers 160 Acres free land in the West
  • 5 yr commitment
  • Homesteaders believed that “The Rain will follow the Plow”
  • Many lost crops due to weather and insects
  • The absence of trees forced Homesteaders to build homes out of sod
the promontory spike was linked the two railroads in 1869
The Promontory Spike was linked the two railroads in 1869
  • Promontory, Utah
  • Chinese Immigrants
  • Little Regard for safety
  • Time Zones (1883)