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  • 1. Chapter 16: Western Expansion and Conflict Section 3: The Texas Rangers & American Indians
  • 2. Conflicts on the Frontier
    • Settlers moving westward
    • Movement onto American Indian lands
    • Frontier settlers ask for government assistance
  • 3. Conflicts on the Frontier
    • Federal government responsible for Indian conflicts
    • Contradictory policies
    • Infantry troops no match for expert horse riders
  • 4. Conflicts on the Frontier
    • Gov. Wood calls out the Texas Rangers
    • Rangers had horses
    • Rangers so effective they were paid by the federal government
  • 5. Conflicts on the Frontier
    • The Colt Six-Shooter gave Texas Rangers a powerful advantage in battles against the Comanche and Kiowa.
  • 6. Establishing Frontier Forts
    • Federal government established a line of forts
  • 7. Establishing Frontier Forts
    • Forts protected settlers and travelers
    • Especially important after discovery of gold in California
    • Army abandoned forts as settlers pushed past them
  • 8. Establishing Frontier Forts
    • Fort Worth was abandoned by the army after settlers moved past it, deeper into the frontier
  • 9. Establishing Frontier Forts
    • Forts ineffective:
      • Too far apart
      • Too few troops
      • Too few supplies
      • Settlers went past
  • 10. The Reservation Policy
    • Reservations —areas of land set aside for American Indians
    • Many Plains Indians continued to live outside reservations
    • Conflict continued
  • 11. The Removal of Texas Indians
    • Settlers living near reservations claimed Indians stole
    • Formed vigilante groups
    • Indians removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
  • 12. The Removal of Texas Indians
    • Robert S. Neighbors —U.S. Indian agent who disagreed with federal policy
    Robert S. Neighbors
  • 13. The Removal of Texas Indians
    • Alabama-Coushatta —Indians whose right to remain in Texas was recognized by the state government
    • Aided during the Texas Revolution
  • 14. The Removal of Texas Indians
    • Alabama-Coushatta Reservation
    • Kickapoo Reservation
    • Tigua Reservation
    Locations of Texas Indian Reservations