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Unformatted text preview: ridiculous) • 2/3 fail to hold onto land (either they leave or sell it to others like banks) • Enough last to make plains a major agricultural producer from 1880s on (the granting of lands between the mountains does become a major agricultural producer such as wheat and corn) Nebraska Homesteaders-They make great saw dwellings which simply just cover your head-Western women were extreme hard working Trouble on the farm • Low prices (if you grow corn, and corn price go down, it’s bubye de shijian) • High mortgages and debt burdens • Deflation (limited supply of gold/ the real value is increasing) • High railroad costs, esp., to small producers • Drought • Tariffs on manufactured goods The end of the frontier • Fear of native American disappearance 1880s( • 1890 Census • The mythology of the American west… • But it continues to be a location of conflict and of challenges to the industrial political and economic order...
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- Fall '08
- Homestead Act, Native Americans in the United States, Nebraska, Dawes Act, major agricultural producer