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Native Americans Chisholm Trail

  1. 1. US History II Unit 1 - PowerPoint
  2. 2. Click on the button to go directly to the section of Unit 1: <ul><li>Section 1 = Plains Indians </li></ul><ul><li>Section 2 = Miners + Railroaders </li></ul><ul><li>Section 3 = Ranchers + Cowhands </li></ul><ul><li>Section 4 = A way of life ends </li></ul><ul><li>Section 5 = Farmers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Great Plains <ul><li>Region between Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. </li></ul><ul><li>Was home to many Native American tribes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Plains Indians
  5. 5. Buffalo on the Plains
  6. 6. The Comstock Lode <ul><li>Huge silver-mining area near Virginia City, Nevada, that yielded about $300 million in silver and gold ore. </li></ul><ul><li>The lode was named for Henry Comstock, an investor who, ironically, sold out early and made only a small amount of money. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sutter's Mill
  8. 8. Transcontinental Railroad
  9. 10. <ul><li>PBS web resource </li></ul>
  10. 16. Promontory Point, Utah – May 10, 1869
  11. 18. Chisholm Trail <ul><li>Jesse Chisholm’s wagons cut ruts in the prairie from Texas to Kansas. </li></ul><ul><li>This trail later became known as the CHISHOLM TRAIL and was used by the cowboys to drive the longhorn cattle to market </li></ul>
  12. 19. Cattle Drives
  13. 20. Sand Creek/Chivington Massacre Colorado <ul><li>In spite of the American flag and a white flag flying over the camp, US troops attacked, killing and mutilating about 200 of the Indians, two-thirds of whom were women and children. </li></ul>
  14. 21. End of Buffalo
  15. 22. Battle of Little Big Horn
  16. 23. Other notables… Chief Joseph of Nez Perce Geronimo of Apache
  17. 24. Ghost Dance Wovoka began spreading the &quot;gospel&quot; that came to be known as the Ghost Dance Religion. He claimed that the earth would soon perish and then come alive again in a pure, aboriginal state, to be inherited by the Indians, including the dead, for an eternal existence free from suffering.
  18. 25. Wounded Knee
  19. 26. Election of 1896

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