The Great Plains
- Seen as an uninhabitable desert
- Major Stephen Long: "I do not hesitate in giving the opnion that it is wholly unfit for cultivation.
- They were the Grasslands of North America.
Characteristics of the Plains:
- Enormous size
- Lack of trees
- Semi- arid (Little water)
- Unpredictable weather
- Ferocious winds (not helped by the fact that there were no trees for shelter)
- Flat and featureless
- Inhabited by locusts and grasshoppers
- Inhabited by wolves
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