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How west was lost

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How west was lost

  1. 1. <ul>The Removal of Native Americans From the Great Plains </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>How did Railroads help to speed western expansion? </ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>Brought in settlers
  4. 7. Transport soldiers
  5. 8. Improved communication
  6. 9. Made large commercial farms possible </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul>What were the Plains Indians like? </ul>
  8. 13. <ul><li>Most were nomadic people
  9. 14. Roamed the plains following herds of buffalo
  10. 15. Sioux, Comanche, Blackfoot </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul>What role did railroads play in exterminating the buffalo? </ul>
  12. 18. <ul><li>Railroads cut the buffalo’s migratory paths in half
  13. 19. Buffalo served as food for rail workers
  14. 20. Hunting for hides </li></ul>
  15. 21. <ul>Why was this a problem for the Plains Indians? </ul>
  16. 23. <ul><li>Buffalo served as their chief resource </li></ul>
  17. 24. <ul>How did US policy towards Native Americans change when settlers started moving into the Great Plains? </ul>
  18. 26. <ul><li>Called for Indians to be moved to reservations </li></ul>
  19. 27. <ul>Why were the Plains Indians incompatible with reservation life? </ul>
  20. 29. <ul><li>Reservations were sharply defined lands set aside by the government
  21. 30. To small for nomadic hunters </li></ul>
  22. 31. <ul>What did the Dawes Act do? </ul>
  23. 32. <ul><li>Broke up and separated Indian Nations
  24. 33. Gave each family 160 acres to farm </li></ul>
  25. 34. <ul>Why didn’t the Dawes Act work? </ul>
  26. 38. <ul><li>Plains Indians had been Hunters. They weren’t used to farming
  27. 39. Plains people had been nomads. They did not always understand land ownership </li></ul>
  28. 40. <ul><li>Speculators cheated Indians out of 86 million of the 138 million acres set aside for them </li></ul>

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