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    When the Civil War was over Americans went west. Whites, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics and Mormons moved out west for cheap land and religious freedom. The Americans formed a new America. These areas that were settled were like colonies. They had their own ideas, laws and currency. Before the Civil War the whites made their homes in the Great Plains (also known as the Great American Desert). The Great Plains were usually very hot in the summer and icy cold in the winter. This weather made it hard for them to travel. Women had it harder than others because they had to leave families, endure dangerous conditions and do hard physical labor to work the new land. During the migration west the Americans encountered Indians. The Indians during this time had changed from a purely agricultural way of life to a nomadic way of hunting the buffalo. This changed took place after acquiring Spanish horses. The Plains Indians…

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    Shatonyia Davis Where did the Sioux live? “The Sioux are individuals of the Great Plains Native American cultural group.” The geography of the area in which they reside influenced the lifestyle and values of the Sioux tribe. There are three main disunions of Sioux: Eastern Dakota, Western Dakota, and the Lakota. Many Sioux tribes were nomadic individuals who moved from place to place chasing after bison (buffalo) herds. Much of their lifestyle was built around hunting bison. The Sioux lived in…

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    Great Plains Culture

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    The area called the Great Plains covered much of the middle part of the US, stretching from Texas to Wyoming. This area received enough rain for there to be long, thick grass all over the flat land but not enough to support trees, which only grew along the banks of rivers. The land was mostly flat fields that successfully supported the animals that lived there. The Great Plains were home to many animal species including- but not limited to- bison, porcupine, deer, elk, bear, beaver, wolves, and…

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    You always hear about great legends, no matter where you are from. All my life I had heard about a great monsters who used to roam The Great Plains in Texas, but none of the stories matched the monster I had found. I lived in a small quaint house right outside of a town in the middle of the Texas Plains. Most of the townsfolk were superstitious. My mother was a carefree and spirited woman who let me roam the flat land, not troubled by the hideous monster myths. Many people thought my mother was…

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    Essay On The Dust Bowl

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    Natural disasters are unavoidable events caused by the forces of nature working together. There is a great deal of man-made environmental disasters that left lasting impressions on the habitats humans and animals were and are still compelled to share. Some include “Door to Hell” caused by a drilling rig made by Soviet geologists, Ecocide in Vietnam during the Vietnam war where American military strategists destructed farmland in order to damage their opponent’s food sources, and The Love Canal…

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    The American Great Plains held many promising opportunities for immigrants. It promised free fertile land that had perfect weather. Laskin points out that the immigrants’ loss of land in their home country made them look to other places for a new start. The immigrants saw America as their best opportunity for creating the new start they desired. Many people sold all their property just to afford the trip to America. Their journey featured many hardships that made travel to their new home…

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    They are a tribe of Native Americans. They migrated from western Montana Southward into the Rocky Mountains in Colorado in the 17th and 18th centuries, and finally into the Southern Plains by the early 19th century. In 1867, the Kiowa moved to a reservation in southwestern Oklahoma. Their name was most given with the meaning “Principle People”. Today they are federally recognized as Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma with headquarters in Carnegie, Oklahoma.The Kiowa language is still spoken today and is…

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    Plains Bison Essay

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    The great American plains bison has had a very interesting past in America and has served a various amount of purposes. The American bison played a crucial role in the native American tribe’s ways of life here in Colorado. The American Bison also made an impact not only on the settlers of Colorado but on the north American prairie. On the verge of extinction, the bison was able to repopulate with help with Americas National Parks. After sometime Colorado cultivated its own herd of genetically…

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    The U.S. had major problems in the 1930’s and 40’s.Weather is what caused the dust bowl. Farmers had major struggles from the dry weather and dust storms.“Farmers and landholders in the Great Plains had to migrate in the 1930s during a period of drought, irregular rain, and erosion.”"Sander"All farming was ruined because of the weather farmers couldn't grow crops and the topsoil was ruined.They moved west to California where conditions would be better and tried to restart there.Weather was so…

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    seems to be in the desert or the open plains, so generally outside cities and especially outside civilization. The setting fits the “classic western” perfectly as all classic westerns take place in the open plains or deserts of the West. Little Big Man takes place throughout the Great Plains and multiple towns during the United States era of moving westward. The setting and time periods (starting in 1859) are ever so important to the as the story as Jack moves around a lot at different ages…

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