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Mr Barrios 1865-1900
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to escape destruction of civil war, homestead act passed, and gold discovered in the west
what was the reason the number of people going to get plains increased in 1860s and 70s?
it was Indian territory, no trees, lack of water, severe weather, couldn't get supplies they needed quickly
what were reasons people were not likely to settle on Great Plains?
comanche, sioux, Cheyenne, pawnee, arapaho, Kiowa, crow, sheshone, and Blackfoot
what were tribes that lived on the great plains?
Bureau of Indian Affairs
government agency that looked after Indians. very corrupt
also looked after Indians. not as corrupt
good archers, good horseman, hd good leaders, knew the land
what were reasons Indians were made formidable opponents?
Crazy Horse, sitting bull, red cloud, chief Joseph, quash Parker, Geronimo, Cochise
what were Indian leaders of the west?
invention of repeater rifle, destruction of buffalo herds, the enormous number of whites
what were reasons why Indians lost advantage to the whites?
men did not do the work, had to adopt white way of dressing, difficult ideas of religion
what were reasons it was difficult to americanize Indians?
farmers, cattlemen, and sheep herders
what were groups that fought over Great Plains?
steel plow, windmills, barbed wire, repeating rifle, railroads
what improved life on the Great Plains?
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