AMERICAN WEST (1840-1895)
MOVING TO THE GREAT PLAINS:
Who settled on The Great Plains:
Setting up a home on The Plains was not an easy option for those considering a new start in life in the middle of the 19th Century. But adventurpus people prepared to overlook the difficulties.
Before 1860, few people moved West to try and settle on The Great Plains. The poor soil and harsh climate discouraged them,(along with the fact that The Plains were 'Indian territory'),land was Expensive…