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American West

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Why was the American West so fiercely contested in the years 1835-1895? An overview

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Is History Review right about the ‘lurching’ US government policy towards Plains Indians?

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Catlin More

How much can we learn from George Catlin about the Plains Indian way of life?

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Donner Party More

Why did the Donner Party’s westward migration prove to be such a disaster?

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Scott Duniway More

What do the experiences of Abigail Scott Duniway reveal about life on the Great Plains?

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Fort Laramie More

What was the significance of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851?

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Who benefitted most from the Homestead and Pacific Railway Acts?

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Wild West More

Was the ‘Wild West’ really the ‘Mild West?

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Cowboys More

What was it like to be a cowboy in the mid-19th century?

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Why was Peter French murdered on his ranch – and how did his murderer evade justice?

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How damaging was the westward expansion of 1851-76 for the Plains Indian way of life?

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