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Unformatted text preview: APUSH Kaplan February 12, 2007 Chapter 17 Outline of pp. 481-491 I. Beyond the Frontier A. Travelers encounter Great Plains extending from Mississippi River to Rocky Mountains 1. Prairie Plains were the eastern part of Great Plains a. Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas made up Prairie Plains 2. High Plains were the western part of Great Plains a. Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona made up High Plains B. Native Americans lived in desolate southern basin C. From 1825-1860, area beyond the Mississippi was thought to be uninhabitable, known as “The Great American Desert” 1. Travelers went straight to California or Oregon D. Lack of water and timber made supporting life difficult II. Crushing the Native Americans A. Americans did not see Native Americans as true inhabitants of land 1. New Yorkers were encouraged to move West and “crowd nobody” 2. Native Americans were driven onto smaller reservations as more Americans came a. By 1870s, most Native American tribes destroyed or beaten into submission b. 1865- 250,000 Native Americans lived in west; by 1880- 20,000 B. Life of the Plains Indians 1. Plains Indians depended on buffalo and horse a. Were nomadic and warlike people...
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