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Chapter 17 Notes AMH 2020

Chapter 17 Notes AMH 2020 - • Also large tracts of land...

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Chapter 17 Notes Conquering the West Emergence of the Ghost Dance. Press began to write about the dangerous Sioux. Sitting Bull should have been arrested. Big Foot another Sioux worried and led his people into the wilderness. Big Foot had to surrender to the Seventh Cavalry. Arrived at Wounded Knee. The Westward Experiment Massive transfer to the West. 190 million acres of cultivated land. Most settled in California or Oregon. Planned to establish farms, most of the new immigrants were fairly prosperous. Movement depended on economy and the railroads. New states emerge. The Homestead Act of 1862 In 1862, the Homestead Act allowed 1862 acres by paying a fee of $10.00, people had to stay on the property for five years. Government thought. Some small farmers emerged in terms of the farms.
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Unformatted text preview: • Also large tracts of land were being bought. • 160 acres were too small, farmers needed more. The Railroad and Western Expansion • Pacific Railroad Act pledged that a railroad would be built from the East to the West. • Land and cash loans were provided to the company that was the one to build the first railroad. • In May 1869 the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Jupiter met at Promontory Point. The Assault on Native-American Cultures • Native-Americans—250,000 were the Eastern tribes and included the Cherokee, Creek and the Shawnee. • The Plains were included in Idaho and Montana. • Between 1872 and 1874 there were over 4 million, by 1883 there were over 13 million. The Indian Wars • Native-Americans thought that there was an encroachment....
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  • Spring '06
  • MichelleAdams
  • Native Americans in the United States, American Old West, Union Pacific Railroad, Sitting Bull, Union Pacific, Big Foot

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