HIS 112 9.01 - HIS 112 9.01.10 Plains Indians 360,000...

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Plains Indians 360,000 Indians live in the West in 1860 Includes tribes displaced to Oklahoma (Cherokee etc) as well as resident tribes of the Great Plains Image: Lakota Village, 1890s
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Plains Indians This lecture explores the changes experienced by these Indians from the 1860s through the end of the century Image: Assiniboine village, 1830s
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By the middle of the 19 th century: Movement of people from the cities of the East to the West Coast: why? Movement of goods back to the East: like what?
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Overland trails west 1840s-1860s Destinations for these travelers: Oregon, California, Utah
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Indians and the trails west Interaction between Plains Indians and whites Pre-Civil War, 90% of US Army is stationed in the West Why? Make emigrants feel safe as they travel Indian attacks actually not common : only 400 deaths from attack betw 1840-1860 total 10,000 emigrant deaths
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Homestead Act, 1862 Opens up much of West for farm
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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HIS 112 9.01 - HIS 112 9.01.10 Plains Indians 360,000...

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