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Weather in the Great Plains
'Unpredictable' Weather varied throughout the years from scorching hot to freezing cold with many blizards, tornadoes and hailstorms
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Two techniques to kill buffalo
1st- On foot, fun a few buffalo off the edge of a cliff. 2nd- On foot, using their horses they would chase the buffalo to scare them and they would then shoot some down using a bow&arrow
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Cowboys
Hired by the farmers to look after cattle
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US Army
The US army both kept their Indians in reservations and sold meat to the Indians
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Where were the great plains?
The great plains cover a large area of America and is located between the rocky mountains in the west and the mississipi river in the east
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Sluice
Seperates Gold from Mud
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Camp Fever + 10:1
-People in camp caught cholera. -1 out of 10 people died on the route west
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Homesteaders Act; 1863 (American Farmers)
Homestead is a farm. This act gave people 160acres of free land, and if the land is farmed for 5 years, the owners get to keep it
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Homesteaders; Tasks on arrival on the plains
-Find somewhere to live. -Gather food to eat and a water source to drink from. -Mark territory. -Farm some crops
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Hunting the buffalo
-Stressful, risking their lives. -Men hunted&Women and children followed the tribe to eat it as soon as it was shot and killed, fresh. -Tribe was emotional when they came across wasted, skinned buffalo which cannot be eaten as it is rotten.
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Leave the east and go west; Pull factors (Pulling them to the west)
-New towns with better jobs. -Cheap/free land available. -Fresh, new life in a different place. -Valuable gold+minerals to dig up for money, good trade routes and wanted to expand territory-escape the law. -Ex Slaves/Soldiers get a better life.
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Leave the east and go west; Push factors (Push them out of the east)
-Poverty in the east. -Cities were becoming overcrowded so people needed to be spread arond from coast to coast. -There was religious persecution In the east. -Better life waiting in the west. -God guided them west, knew it was a better place
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Buffalo
-Main food source for survival. -Skinned+Eaten. -Body parts (day to day resources). -Tounge (Rough) used as a hairbrush. -Bladder used as food bags. -Tail used as fly swap/whip/ornament. -Dung for fuel. -Heart, cut+left to give new life to the herd
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1st- On foot, fun a few buffalo off the edge of a cliff. 2nd- On foot, using their horses they would chase the buffalo to scare them and they would then shoot some down using a bow&arrow

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Two techniques to kill buffalo

Card 3

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Hired by the farmers to look after cattle

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Card 4

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The US army both kept their Indians in reservations and sold meat to the Indians

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Card 5

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The great plains cover a large area of America and is located between the rocky mountains in the west and the mississipi river in the east

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