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Two examples of how the buffalo was used by the Plains Indians?
Tongue=hair brush Hooves=glue/tools
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What were warrior societies?
All the men in the tribe gathered to work out how to protect the tribe best and to make sure that they were not killing too many buffalo.
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When did the banks collapse in the East?
1837
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When did the demonstration happen in Philadelphia and how many demonstrated?
1839 and 20,000 people
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When did wheat prices fall?
1837
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When were wages cut in the East and by how much?
1837 and by 40%
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What did Jim Bridger do? (3+1 general)
He set up a trading post on the Oregon trail, found a way to shorten the Oregon trail by 60 miles and created the Jim Bridger Trail. He helped many migrants across the Plains.
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How many fourty niners were there by the end of 1849?
90,000
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When did Joseph Smith discover the golden plates?
1823
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What three places did the Mormons move to before Salt Lake City?
Ohio, Missouri and Illinois.
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What did Brigham Young set up to promote emigration? (+stats)
The Perpetual Emigration Fund and by 1851, 33,000 people were ready to move from England alone.
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What was the Public Domain Act?
Land divided into 9.6km2 called townships then split into 160 acres which were each sold for a dollar.
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What was the Homesteaders Act?
Allowing people to pay just $30 after five years of settlement for their land.
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What was the Timber and Culture Act?
You could claim a further 160 acres if you planted trees on half of it.
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What was the Desertland Act?
You could buy 640 acres cheaply where there was a lack of rainfall.
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What year was the Homesteaders Act?
1862
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What year was the Timber and Culture Act?
1873
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What year was the Desertland Act?
1877
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What did homesteaders do for fuel?
Dried buffalo and cow dung was burned.
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Solution to ploughing and sowing?
Factories in the east produced machinery that was then brought over by the railroads.
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Solution to water problems in farming on the Plains?
Water pumps which were a high powered drill which brought water to the surface.
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What was 'dry farming'?
Ploughing the land after it had rained or snowed so the soil retained the water.
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By whom and when was barbed wire invented?
In 1874 by Joseph Glidden
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What were the four problems in building the railroad?
Land, living and working conditions, labour shortages plus the Indians
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What year was the Transcontinental Railroad opened?
1869
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What were the 'peak years' for cattle and how many cattle passed through the cow towns at this time?
1867-85 and nearly 4,000,000 cattle.
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What three things led to the Cattle Industry going bust?
Overstocking, less demand and terrible weather.
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What year was the Johnson County war?
1892
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What year was the Battle of Little Big Horn?
1876
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Who were the three people involved in the Battle of Little Big Horn?
General Alfred Terry, Colonel John Gibbon and General Custer.
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What year was the Dawes Act?
1887
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What was the Dawes Act?
Dividing Indian reservations into 160 acres for each adult and 80 acres for each child so that they could farm.
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What year was the Battle of Wounded Knee?
1890
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What year was the first Fort Laramie Treaty?
1851
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What year was Little Crows War?
1862
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What year was the Sand Creek Massacre?
1864
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What year was Red Clouds War?
1865-68
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When was the second Fort Laramie Treaties?
1868
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What were warrior societies?

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All the men in the tribe gathered to work out how to protect the tribe best and to make sure that they were not killing too many buffalo.

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When did the banks collapse in the East?

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When did the demonstration happen in Philadelphia and how many demonstrated?

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When did wheat prices fall?

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