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The American West Revision Notes

Conditions on the plains = EXTREME WEATHER -> hot in summer, cold in winter.

Indians were HUNTER GATHERERS. They relied on the buffalo for everything ­ food, clothing,
tepees, bones and fuel (dry dung).
Also, they didn't believe land could be owned.


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It is here that the Mormons started their campaign for anti-slavery.

Nauvoo, Illinois:
Joseph Smith and his brother were killed here in 1844.

They reached Salt Lake City on the 23rd July 1847

Why were the Mormons persecuted?
They had multiple wives (polygamy)
They attempted to convert others to become…


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