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Essential Questions <ul><li>What national issues emerged in the process of closing the western frontier? </li></ul><ul><li...
Key Tensions Native  Americans Buffalo Hunters Railroads U. S. Government Cattlemen Sheep Herders Ranchers Farmers
Key Tensions Ethnic Minorities Nativists Environmentalists Big Business Interests   [mining, timber] Local Govt. Officials...
the Railroad builders
Railroad Construction
“ The Big Four” Railroad Magnates Charles Crocker Mark Hopkins Leland Stanford Collis Huntington
Promontory Point, UT (May 10, 1869)
the cowboys
The Bronc Buster Frederick Remington
Black Cowboys
the GUNSLINGERS
Colt .45 Revolver God didn’t make men equal. Colonel Colt did!
Legendary Gunslingers & Train Robbers Jesse James Billy the Kid
Dodge City Peace Commission, 1890
the MINERS
Prospecting
Mining Centers:  1900
Anaconda Copper Mining Co. (MT)
Mining (“Boom”) Towns-- Now Ghost Towns Calico, CA
The Cattlemen & the Sheep herders
The Cattle Trails
Land Use:  1880s
New Agricultural Technology “ Prairie Fan” Water Pump Steel Plow [“Sod Buster”]
Barbed Wire Joseph Glidden
The Range Wars Sheep Herders Cattle Ranchers
Minority groups in the West
Regional Population Distribution by Race:  1900
Regional Population Distribution by Race:  1900
Black “Exoduster” Homesteaders
Blacks Moving West
The Buffalo Soldiers on the Great Plains
A Romantic View
The Buffalo Soldiers & the Indian Wars
The “Chinese Question” <ul><li>Exclusion Act (1882)   - Oriental Exclusion Act   - Chinese Exclusion Act </li></ul>
The Tong Wars:  1850s-1920s Began in San Francisco in 1875.
African American & Chinese Populations: 1880-1900
 
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  1. 1. Essential Questions <ul><li>What national issues emerged in the process of closing the western frontier? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does the West hold such an important place in the American imagination? </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways is the West romanticized in American culture? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Key Tensions Native Americans Buffalo Hunters Railroads U. S. Government Cattlemen Sheep Herders Ranchers Farmers
  3. 3. Key Tensions Ethnic Minorities Nativists Environmentalists Big Business Interests [mining, timber] Local Govt. Officials Farmers Buffalo Hunters Lawlessness of the Frontier “ Civilizing” Forces [The “Romance” of the West]
  4. 4. the Railroad builders
  5. 5. Railroad Construction
  6. 6. “ The Big Four” Railroad Magnates Charles Crocker Mark Hopkins Leland Stanford Collis Huntington
  7. 7. Promontory Point, UT (May 10, 1869)
  8. 8. the cowboys
  9. 9. The Bronc Buster Frederick Remington
  10. 10. Black Cowboys
  11. 11. the GUNSLINGERS
  12. 12. Colt .45 Revolver God didn’t make men equal. Colonel Colt did!
  13. 13. Legendary Gunslingers & Train Robbers Jesse James Billy the Kid
  14. 14. Dodge City Peace Commission, 1890
  15. 15. the MINERS
  16. 16. Prospecting
  17. 17. Mining Centers: 1900
  18. 18. Anaconda Copper Mining Co. (MT)
  19. 19. Mining (“Boom”) Towns-- Now Ghost Towns Calico, CA
  20. 20. The Cattlemen & the Sheep herders
  21. 21. The Cattle Trails
  22. 22. Land Use: 1880s
  23. 23. New Agricultural Technology “ Prairie Fan” Water Pump Steel Plow [“Sod Buster”]
  24. 24. Barbed Wire Joseph Glidden
  25. 25. The Range Wars Sheep Herders Cattle Ranchers
  26. 26. Minority groups in the West
  27. 27. Regional Population Distribution by Race: 1900
  28. 28. Regional Population Distribution by Race: 1900
  29. 29. Black “Exoduster” Homesteaders
  30. 30. Blacks Moving West
  31. 31. The Buffalo Soldiers on the Great Plains
  32. 32. A Romantic View
  33. 33. The Buffalo Soldiers & the Indian Wars
  34. 34. The “Chinese Question” <ul><li>Exclusion Act (1882) - Oriental Exclusion Act - Chinese Exclusion Act </li></ul>
  35. 35. The Tong Wars: 1850s-1920s Began in San Francisco in 1875.
  36. 36. African American & Chinese Populations: 1880-1900
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