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The Great Plains

The Great Plains are in the centre of the USA, the first name given to them by the whites was
The Great American Desert this was because they are flat and have no trees growing on
them. Consequently the…

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they wanted to avoid persecution, the land was poor and there was very little water so it did
not attract other settlers. Land was distributed by the church, large families received 80 acres
whilst craftsmen received less. At first life was very…

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was on the flanks. Ranching began to become unprofitable in the 1880s, the summer of 1886
was hot and dry and the grass was of poor quality consequently, cattle were undernourished
for the winter. The winter of 18867 was very cold, thousands…

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the ranchers invaded Johnson County and there was a shoot out in which several people
were killed. News of the violence reached the president, troops were sent in and both sides
were disarmed gradually law and order was extended to all of…

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