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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
- Native Americans in the United States, American Old West, Union Pacific Railroad, Sitting Bull, Union Pacific, Big Foot