Americans Move West

Emily Smerkiin
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Section 1: Miners, Ranchers, and Railroads Section 2: Wars for the West Section 3: Farming and Populism

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Great Plains Flat area in the Midwest just east of the Rockies
Plains Indians Numbered over 75,000 and depended on horse and buffalo
Buffalo Provided meat, shelter, clothing, food, tools, and canteens
Horses Brought by Spanish and provided hunting and transportation methods
Treaty of Fort Laramie First major treaty between US and Plains Indians Accepted Indian claims to land but allowed settlers to build forts and roads Promised that US would pay for land damage
Reservations Areas of federal land for Native Americans
Reasons for Plains Wars Colorado gold rush
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