STRUGGLING FOR THE PLAINS, AMERICAN WEST (1840-1895)

AMERICAN WEST (1840-1895)

STRUGGLING FOR THE PLAINS:

Main Events in the Struggle for The Plains:

The struggle for the Plains was an unequal one, with the US government putting great pressure on Native Americans. They put up a vigorous resistance, but their way of life was doomed. 

1803-1851: The Permanent Indian Frontier

Native americans travelling along the trail of tears (http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/458198450ff4d4c613b85429f3b2bd631c847e75.gif)

Native Americans on the Trail of Tears

Summary 1803-1851

  • Policy:In1803, the US government purchased Louisiana from the French. The Indain Removal Act of 1830 forced all Native Americans in the Eastern United States (eg cherokee,seminole) to go there (The Trail of Tears)
  • Pressure On Native Americans: First Settler trails across Plains to The West- Oregon Trail (1841) Mormon Trail (1846) California Trail (to the goldfields, 1849)
  • Results: First Skimishes between Native  white Americans 

1851-1867: Concentration of Native American land

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1851-1867: Concentration of Native American land

Summary 1851-1867

  • Policy: In the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851, The US government agreed that large areas of the land should belong to Native American tribes `for all time (eg The Sioux were given the Black Hills

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STRUGGLING FOR THE PLAINS, AMERICAN WEST (1840-1895)

AMERICAN WEST (1840-1895)

STRUGGLING FOR THE PLAINS:

Main Events in the Struggle for The Plains:

The struggle for the Plains was an unequal one, with the US government putting great pressure on Native Americans. They put up a vigorous resistance, but their way of life was doomed. 

1803-1851: The Permanent Indian Frontier

Native americans travelling along the trail of tears (http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/458198450ff4d4c613b85429f3b2bd631c847e75.gif)

Native Americans on the Trail of Tears

Summary 1803-1851

  • Policy:In1803, the US government purchased Louisiana from the French. The Indain Removal Act of 1830 forced all Native Americans in the Eastern United States (eg cherokee,seminole) to go there (The Trail of Tears)
  • Pressure On Native Americans: First Settler trails across Plains to The West- Oregon Trail (1841) Mormon Trail (1846) California Trail (to the goldfields, 1849)
  • Results: First Skimishes between Native  white Americans 

1851-1867: Concentration of Native American land

1851-1867: Concentration of Native American land (http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/0c28fbd1c7404bdc38c6ce0d02a33f011b6eef3b.gif)

1851-1867: Concentration of Native American land

Summary 1851-1867

  • Policy: In the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851, The US government agreed that large areas of the land should belong to Native American tribes `for all time (eg The Sioux were given the Black Hills

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MollyStone5

Report

Might as well have gone on BBC Bitesize...