Horses revolutionized life for native americans

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How did the Columbian Exchange impact American Indians living on the plains?
Horses revolutionized life for Native Americans Horses allowed tribes to become nomadic hunters, following buffalo Could easily move away from white settlers The Frontier… The concept and motivation of the frontier remained the same The west represented the possibility of a fresh start The west promised freedom for all ethnic groups Mountain Men… For most Americans, the Rocky Mountains was a far distant frontier Followe Lewis and Clark and explored Native American trails Served as the guides and pathfinders fo settlers crossing the mountains White Settlers on the Western Frontier… Daily life for white settlers were similar to early colonists They worked hard all day and lived in improvised shelters Disease and malnutrition were more dangerous than Native American attacks Women… Performed daily tasks like doctors, teachers, seamstresses, and cooks Chief assistants to their farmer husbands Short lifespan Environmental Damage… Settlers didn’t understand how fragile the environment was They would clear the forests and exhaust the soil Brought the beaver and buffalo to the brink of extinction Compare and contrast the mountain men and pioneers of the 19 th century to the French fur traders of the 17 th and 18 th centuries. Motivations: Both were primarily motivated by profit through trade and mountain men were interested in exploring the West Interaction with Natives: Both had a peaceful relationship with natives, respecting and trading with them Impact on environment: Both were primarily interested in skin and fur so they affected the populations of many animals Were they more alike or different? Alike 4. Historical Perspectives, pp 183-184… What was the nature of slavery? Then… (before 1950s) What was the nature of slavery? Now… (modern view) Destroyed the culture and self-respect of slaves and their descendants Abused for economic and labor purposes Salves were seen as worthless human beings Were treated as property Never had the any rights Extremely illegal Seen as inhumane Does not exist anymore Everyone had the same rights and is treated equally Reading Guide written by Rebecca Richardson, Allen High School
Sources include but are not limited to: 2015 edition of AMSCO’s United States History Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination , College Board Advanced Placement United States History Framework and other sources as cited in document and collected/adapted over 20 years of teaching and collaborating.

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