7/10/2009




     Essential Questions
1. What national issues emerged in
   the process of closing the
   western frontie...
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                     Key Tensions
      Native                                     Buffalo Hunters
     Amer...
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Railroad Construction




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“The Big Four” Railroad Magnates



  Charles Crocker     Collis Huntington




  Mark Hopkins       Leland ...
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The Bronc Buster
Frederick Remington




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Black Cowboys




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         Colt .45 Revolver




               God didn’t make men equal.
                    Colonel Colt di...
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Dodge City Peace Commission, 1890




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The Traditional View of the West




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      William “Buffalo Bill”
     Cody’s Wild West Show




“Buffalo Bill” Cody & Sitting Bull




         ...
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Legendary Female Western Characters




    Calamity Jane       Annie Oakley




         The Fall of the Co...
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          Video: “American History: At the Western
                     Frontier” (55:13)
•   What was it re...
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    Prospecting




Mining Centers: 1900




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Anaconda Copper Mining Co. (MT)




   Mining (“Boom”) Towns--
      Now Ghost Towns




            Calico,...
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Complete for “How did the
 Cattle Industry Begin?”




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 The
Cattle
Trails




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Land Use: 1880s




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                Use whatever resources available to draw and label the following
                cattle trai...
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           Barbed Wire




                     Joseph Glidden




          The Range Wars

 Sheep         ...
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Regional Population Distribution
        by Race: 1900




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 Regional Population Distribution
         by Race: 1900




   Black
“Exoduster”
Homesteaders




         ...
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        Blacks Moving West




The Buffalo Soldiers on the Great Plains




                                ...
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          A Romantic View




The Buffalo Soldiers & the Indian Wars




                                   ...
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   The “Chinese Question”




                   Exclusion Act (1882)
                     - Oriental Exclu...
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African American & Chinese
               Populations:
              1880-1900




                         ...
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Frontier Settlements: 1870-1890




  Homesteads From Public Lands




                                     ...
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                        1887
                         Land
                      Promotion
                 ...
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The Realty--A Pioneer’s Sod House, SD




      Rain Follows the Plow!




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  1. 1. 7/10/2009 Essential Questions 1. What national issues emerged in the process of closing the western frontier? 2. Why does the West hold such an important place in the American imagination? 3. In what ways is the West romanticized in American culture? 1
  2. 2. 7/10/2009 Key Tensions Native Buffalo Hunters Americans Railroads U. S. Government Cattlemen Sheep Herders Ranchers Farmers Key Tensions Ethnic Nativists Minorities Big Business Interests Environmentalists [mining, timber] Local Govt. Officials Farmers Buffalo Hunters Lawlessness of “Civilizing” Forces the Frontier [The “Romance” of the West] 2
  3. 3. 7/10/2009 Railroad Construction 3
  4. 4. 7/10/2009 “The Big Four” Railroad Magnates Charles Crocker Collis Huntington Mark Hopkins Leland Stanford Promontory Point, UT (May 10, 1869) 4
  5. 5. 7/10/2009 The Bronc Buster Frederick Remington 5
  6. 6. 7/10/2009 Black Cowboys 6
  7. 7. 7/10/2009 Colt .45 Revolver God didn’t make men equal. Colonel Colt did! Legendary Gunslingers & Train Robbers Jesse James Billy the Kid 7
  8. 8. 7/10/2009 Dodge City Peace Commission, 1890 8
  9. 9. 7/10/2009 9
  10. 10. 7/10/2009 The Traditional View of the West 10
  11. 11. 7/10/2009 William “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s Wild West Show “Buffalo Bill” Cody & Sitting Bull 11
  12. 12. 7/10/2009 Legendary Female Western Characters Calamity Jane Annie Oakley The Fall of the Cowboy Frederick Remington 12
  13. 13. 7/10/2009 Video: “American History: At the Western Frontier” (55:13) • What was it really like to live in the Wild West? Meet the people who settled the American West and explore the lives they built for themselves there. Includes one feature and three shorter segments. Changes in the West—Looks at the transcontinental railroad and how it changed the makeup of America's western lands. • From Boomtown to Ghost Town— Discover what happened to boomtowns after the gold and silver were mined. • Living the Frontier Life—Explores the development of a land that came to be known as the Wild West. • Fact vs. Fiction: Movies of the Old Pay attention! Your assignments follow! West—Debunks the many myths surrounding the Wild West. 13
  14. 14. 7/10/2009 14
  15. 15. 7/10/2009 15
  16. 16. 7/10/2009 Prospecting Mining Centers: 1900 16
  17. 17. 7/10/2009 Anaconda Copper Mining Co. (MT) Mining (“Boom”) Towns-- Now Ghost Towns Calico, CA 17
  18. 18. 7/10/2009 18
  19. 19. 7/10/2009 Complete for “How did the Cattle Industry Begin?” 19
  20. 20. 7/10/2009 The Cattle Trails 20
  21. 21. 7/10/2009 Land Use: 1880s 21
  22. 22. 7/10/2009 Use whatever resources available to draw and label the following cattle trails: 1) The Western Trail, 2) The Goodnight & Loving Trail, 3) The Chrisholm Trail, 4) The Shawnee Trail. New Agricultural Technology Steel Plow [“Sod Buster”] “Prairie Fan” Water Pump 22
  23. 23. 7/10/2009 Barbed Wire Joseph Glidden The Range Wars Sheep Cattle Herders Ranchers 23
  24. 24. 7/10/2009 24
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  26. 26. 7/10/2009 Regional Population Distribution by Race: 1900 26
  27. 27. 7/10/2009 Regional Population Distribution by Race: 1900 Black “Exoduster” Homesteaders 27
  28. 28. 7/10/2009 Blacks Moving West The Buffalo Soldiers on the Great Plains 28
  29. 29. 7/10/2009 A Romantic View The Buffalo Soldiers & the Indian Wars 29
  30. 30. 7/10/2009 The “Chinese Question”  Exclusion Act (1882) - Oriental Exclusion Act - Chinese Exclusion Act The Tong Wars: 1850s-1920s Began in San Francisco in 1875. 30
  31. 31. 7/10/2009 African American & Chinese Populations: 1880-1900 31
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  33. 33. 7/10/2009 Frontier Settlements: 1870-1890 Homesteads From Public Lands 33
  34. 34. 7/10/2009 1887 Land Promotion Poster for the Dakota Territories What is the Message of this Picture? 34
  35. 35. 7/10/2009 The Realty--A Pioneer’s Sod House, SD Rain Follows the Plow! 35
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