The American Of The West Essay

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If we were to go back to the American West in the late 1800’s, the view that a person would see is vastly different than the view a person would see in present day. In present day, the skyline would often be filled with buildings, cars, and more people than wild animals. Back in the late 1800’s, there was little buildings (if any), no cars, and wild open space filled with different type of wild animals. The west was just beginning to become settled by the Americans because the east coast was filled up and land was needed. The view of the west was in its natural state, not touched by a large group of humans yet. While the Americans were moving out west they had to adapt to the people and the animals of the west. The people moving west had encountered the Plains Indians, and then many people than became cowboys who also later started the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. Many others became the farmers of the west instead. The first group of people that moved out west had to move with a sense of trepidation, and for good reason. As they were moving west, they stumbled upon the Plain Indians. Indians, at this point, were settled in only certain areas west of the Mississippi River. Americans had only settled east of the Mississippi River by the end of the Civil War. Most Indians were settled in Texas, Utah, and California. Indians were few and scattered on the Great Plains because it was too dry. These Indians are known as the Plain Indians. They are the large group of various…

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