Key American West Dates

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1846-7
Donners trapped in mountains/ Mormons go to Salt Lake
1 of 15
1857-8
Mormon War & Mountain Meadow Massacre
2 of 15
1861-5
American Civil War
3 of 15
1862
Homestead Act & Little Crow's War
4 of 15
1864
Sand Creek Massacre
5 of 15
1866
Claim-Jumping became illegal
6 of 15
1868
Fort Laramie Treaty set up / Great Sioux Reservation (Red Cloud)
7 of 15
1869
First Transcontinental Railroad completed
8 of 15
1874
Gold discovered in Black Hills/ barbed wire invented
9 of 15
1876
Battle of Little Bighorn (7th Cavalry)
10 of 15
1885
200 buffalo left
11 of 15
1886-7
Harsh Winter
12 of 15
1887
Allotment Act (split reservations into plots)
13 of 15
1890
Wounded Knee
14 of 15
1892
Johnson County War (6th Cavalry)
15 of 15

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Mormon War & Mountain Meadow Massacre

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1857-8

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American Civil War

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Card 4

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Homestead Act & Little Crow's War

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Card 5

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Sand Creek Massacre

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