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September 5, 2019 CONQUERING THE WEST 1870-1890 (Religious and racial prejudices combined to justify the us conquest of the American west) Columbia- is the female representation of United States in 1870s -Bring education, light, and civilization -Painting shows us spreading to the west Manifest destiny us was destined by god for the US to expand to the west from 1845 by 1848 us had spread all over West mainly native Americans and Mexican Americans Native American in the West -forced by federal gov forced to live in a particular place -treaties gave sections of land for native Americans -trail of tears: forced at gun point to go to Oklahoma Indian Wars -cause by native Americans not wanting to stay where gov or military had set them to live at How native Americans were regarded by Americans? -pop culture ex: adventure stories (sold to eastern audience) -Indians seen as wild, savage, villains, dangerous -BIG SMOKER to sell Blackwell’s Durhan tobacco Native American women also portrayed negatively Judge, 1888

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