2.28.08 - 1. Comanche expansion a. Shoshonian speakers from...

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1. Comanche expansion a. Shoshonian speakers from upper great plains b. Late 1600s – horses arrive on the upper great plains – Comanche become a formidable cavalry c. 18 th century expansion – push aside other tribes, especially the apache d. Threaten the Spanish missions in Texas. 2. Results a. Spanish empire pulls back all missions/settlers between the san saba river and san antionio b. Comanche buildan empire on the south central plains c. Control non-spanish Texas by the time of the American Revolution d. Comanche trade horses to eastern Indians in exchange for firearms 3. Sioux Expansion a. Sioux pushed onto the edge of the Great Plains after Beaver Wars b. Mixed buffalo hunting with woodlands gathering and beaver hunting c. Acquired arms from trade with French d. Then acquired horses through Indian trade
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e. Moved westward into the Missouri River Valley and the Dakotas after Comanche move south f. Become dominant power on the northern plains 4. The American Melting Pot a. French Settlements
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