Unit 2: Settling the American West, 1865-1900

Unit 2:  Settling the American West, 1865-1900
  • Geography of the American West
  • The Indian Wars (Great Plains)
    • Plains Indians Culture
    • Buffalo
    • Agriculture
    • Broken Treaties & the Concentration Plan
    • The Sand Creek Massacre (Chivington)
    • The Black Hills Gold Rush
    • The Battle of the Little Bighorn (Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, George Armstrong Custer)
    • Fort Kearney
    • The Wounded Knee Massacre 
  • The Indian Wars (Southwest)
    • Battle of Palo Duro Canyon
    • Geronimo
  • The Indian Wars (Northwest)
    • Nez Perce Treaty
    • Chief Joseph
  • The Ghost Dance (Wovoka)
  • The Dawes Act 
    • The Bureau of Indian Affairs
    • Reservations
    • Broken treaties
  • Mining in the West
    • Klondike Gold Rush
    • Black Hills Gold Rush
    • Comstock Lode
    • Mining Camp Culture
      • Focus Deadwood
    • Placer Mining
    • Hydraulic Mining
    • Hard-rock Mining
  • Ranching in the West
    • The Cattle Boom
    • Cattle Drives & Cowboy Culture
      • Cattle Trails
        • Focus: Chisholm Trail
    • The Railhead 
      • Focus: Dodge City
      • Wyatt Earp
  • Farming on the Plains
    • Migrating West
      • Europeans, Chinese, African Americans, White Settlers
    • Government Incentives to Settle
      • The Homestead Act
      • The Pacific Railway Act
      • The Timber Culture Act
      • The Desert Land Act
      • Timber & Stone Act
      • Morrill Act
      • Oklahoma Land Rush
        • Focus: Sooners
        • Far & Away
    • Life on the Farm
      • James Oliver-Steel Plow
      • Joe Glidden & Barbed Wire
      • The Lister
      • Sod Houses
      • The Windmill
      • The County Fair
      • The Bonanza Farm
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