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kind of lament because of census bureau decision of no discernible frontier line, written by Frederick Jackson Turner
The two biggest Indian tribes
territory reserved/preserved for them. Land that had been previously owned by them.
kills many buffalo
Buffalo bill Cody
attempt to build a road through the black hills. Bring settlers through the Sioux territory where they were not wanted
Sioux chief-sets an ambush and massacre the workers of the Bozeman trail. Sioux victory and beginning of Sioux wars.
Little big Horn-Sioux/Cheyenne tribes (sitting bull, crazy horse, and rain in the face) battle Custer. (Custer’s last stand) Custer is killed
June 15, 1876
leads the Apache Indians and takes on the US Army. Turns himself in, learns English, and converts to Christianity
- led the Nez Perce Indians, tries to flee to Canada, almost makes it, but is stopped by the Americans.
when did Wovoka led the Ghost Dance, saw himself as an Indian Messiah.
led the Ghost Dance, saw himself as an Indian Messiah
encouraged copious consumption of Paiute. Catches on with the Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee, reports get to the government about the group of Indians, troops are sent in to surround Sioux.
1890- The Seventh Cavalry is sent in at Wounded Knee to disarm the Indians, the Indians start doing the Ghost Dance and there is a standoff that leads to a reverse massacre killing Indians.
she wrote “A Century of Dishonor”
Helen Hunt Jackson
Homestead Act for Indians. It required them to give up tribal life and they would be granted up to 120 acres of land.
school established for Indians in Pennsylvania.
The Carlisle School
starts in Omaha and heads west
Union Pacific Railroad
starts in San Francisco and heads east
Central Pacific Railroad
lay out large sum of resources to get a private affair going (subsidies)
is the largest landholder in America.
The U.S. Government
where the two railroads meet. The transcontinental railroad is completed here in 1869.
Promontory Point- (Utah
When is the transcontinental railroad completed?
Where is the transcontinental railroad completed?
single largest railroad owner.
president of the Central Pacific
wanted to build the Great Northern Railroad he applied for subsidies and grants and was denied. He gets private funding and builds it anyway.
built by James Hill, runs from Minneapolis to Seattle and it is the one railroad that did not have to declare bankruptcy.
Great Northern Railroad
builds the first airbrake system
invents the Pullman sleeper car.