The Road to Spindletop2

The Road to Spindletop2 - The Road to Spindletop: Economic...

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The Road to Spindletop: Economic Development In Gilded Age Texas (Lecture 2) I. The Farmer’s Frontier A. In 1870 border of Cook County to Corpus B. Comparable to cattlemen’s frontier C. Within 10 years cattlemen’s frontier extend a lot more than farmer’s II. Comanche and Kiowa Raid Texas Frontier, Treaty of Medicine Lodge Creek, “Peace Policy” A. Comanche and Kiowa continue relentless raid i. Comanche killed over 100, wounded 42, and captured another 20 or so ii. After 1867 US builds forts – managed by black troopers called “Buffalo Soldiers” Indians – show they respected these black troops iii. After Civil War – 4 black regiments B. Treaty of Medicine Lodge Creek i. Southern plains Indians accept 2 reservations in modern day Oklahoma – some taken from civilized Indians that already lived there but generally sided with Confederates in Civil War so they were punished by getting land taken away from them ii. Government provide goods and services – guns and ammunition solely for hunting so long as buffalo stayed there iii. Defiant Indians continued to raid and half refused to move onto the
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course HIST 320P taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas.

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