american west key dates

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1492
Columbus arrives in America
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1700's
sioux forced onto great plains
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1830
mormon book published
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1833
mormon temple built Kirtland, Ohio
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1840
US gov give plains to Indians
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1845-1850
55,000 people arrive in CA by wagon
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1847
mormon settle in S.L.C
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1848
gold discovered in CA
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1849
CA gold rush
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1850
peak year for migration west
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1851
fort lamarie treaty
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1860
oliver loving first cattle drive
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1862
homestead act
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1862
little crows war
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1861-1865
US civil war
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1864
sand creek massacre- dispute over cattle
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1867
medicine lodge treaty- tribes protection from white intruders
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1866-1868
red clouds war- army forts on bozeman trail
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1873
timber culture act- 160 acres if 40 was occupied by trees
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1876
battle of little bighorn
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1874
confirmed presence of gold in black hills and barbed wire invented
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1877
desert land act- arid land was worse so 640 acres given
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1886-1887
winter killed many cattle
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1887
dawes act- split up native Americans gave them 160 acres to farm
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1890
end of frontier- best areas on plain had been taken
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1890
battle of wounded knee- big foot found and one shot led to war
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1892
johnson county war- cattle men wanted homesteaders lynched, caught but saved by army at ranch KC
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1900
indian territory open the white
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1880-1900+
farm machinery developed- wind pumps, ploughs, ect...
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1840's
mountain men held knowledge of routes
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1845
manifest destiny
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1845-70
native american population dropped
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1866
mining claims laws introduced
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1844
smith jailed + killed in nauvoo Illinois
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1862
giving lands for railways, loans + migrant workers
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1869
railways finished
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1850's
increase popularity for beef
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1868
charles goodnight dorve cattle to illif goodnight-loving trail
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1867
cow town of abilene built by joseph mcCoy
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1885
kansas shut borders to texas cattle
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1871--1881--1929
wyatt earp arrested for rustling--becam lawman + bothers killed growth of business at OK corral--wrote history+Screen play+died
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1889
rancher bothwell + wife accused of rustling + lynch mob murdered them-- led to johnson county war
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1843
pioneers began migration in search of land
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1830
indian removal act in georgia of cherokee 'trail if tears'
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1853
fort laramie treaty in southern plains
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sioux forced onto great plains

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1700's

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mormon book published

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mormon temple built Kirtland, Ohio

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US gov give plains to Indians

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