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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
Other notables… Chief Joseph of Nez Perce Geronimo of Apache
Ghost Dance Wovoka began spreading the "gospel" 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.