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Chapter 12 Ranald Mackenzie o Comanches, Cheyenne, and Kiowas sought refuge in Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle ever since summer 1874. o Colonel Mackenzie led the 4 th U.S. Cavalry south in hopes of trapping the whole force of native Americans in their Palo Duro Canyon holdout. o Defeating an enemy was also in large part due to destroying their sources of food and other vital supplies. Buffalos were killed to defeat the Indians because buffalo were Indians main source of food. o November 9 th notes. Read chapter 12 “Expanding the Cattle Kingdom”. Chapter 13 Spindletop o A dome of salt holding down oil o Oil was mainly used for lamps, but discovery of Spindletop also led to the perfection of internal combustion engine. o Patricio Huggins thinks TX should shift its energy from coal to oil, he tried to figure out a way to get the oil out of Spindletop.
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Unformatted text preview: 10 years later he figured out a way. o January 1901, oil shot out of the ground w/intense pressure at height of 150ft 100 barrels of oil a day o TX=Saudi Arabia of the time. • Galveston Hurricane o Galveston was the major city of the time. However a hurricane hit, causing tons of damage and killing a bunch of people. The hurricane, along with the discovery of oil in Spindletop, retards the growth of Galveston as Houston thrived (still thriving today) • Growth of Houston o Houston wanted to become a major port o Buffalo Bayou Waterway that connected downtown Houston to the Gulf of Mexico, it was fairly reliable to ship goods on Houston merchants sought to make Buffalo Bayou a bigger body of water, they wanted to make it a canal Port of Houston is very important in the U.S. and in the world....
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