The Great Plains (SHP)

The Great Plains of North America.

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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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