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  • Estes Park

    Like much of this area of the country, Estes Park was heavily influenced by the gold rush of the 1850’s. this town was one of the many places prospectors and explorers came to in search of riches. Most of these individuals came from out east when they saw the news about all the gold out west. Estes Park is a small mountain town in western Colorado, located in Larimer County. The town is part of the Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the country’s 58 national parks. It is located 22.3 miles…

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  • Cowboys And Indians Analysis

    Cowboys and Indians: The United States and the Lasting Legacy of its History of Conquest Ned Blackhawk is a Western Shoshone professor of history and American studies at Yale University. His works have focused primarily on post-Columbian Native American history. Within his work, Blackhawk has argued that ‘the history of conquest has an important though largely ignored legacy in the modern United States’. This essay will be an analytical evaluation of the validity and implications of that…

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  • Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto Analysis

    2. "Salus populi suprema lex esto” "Salus populi suprema lex esto” means let the good of the people be the supreme law. This idea ties in with the declaration of independence which becomes a justification for the American colonies to break free from Englands rule. Under Englands rule, the laws placed on the people of the colonies were not for the good of the people, but rather for the good of the English who were in debt 137 million pounds after the 7 years war that lasted from 1754-1763.…

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  • Indian New Deal Essay

    At this point in history, tribal nations were facing more obstacles besides the United States. Disease, poor living conditions, and poverty swept through Indian country. Lewis Meriam claimed that many Native Americans struggled financially because “the Indians were ignorant of money and its use…” and spent their lump sums of cash from selling allotments on temporary goods instead of investing for future use. Native Americans struggled to survive off of the small incomes from leases, per capita…

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  • Custer Died For Your Sins: Summary

    Not only is he a historian for American Indian history; he also belongs to the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians who live in the Nevada region. The book speaks about the violence that occurred after the colonization throughout the West. Since Blackhawks family was very much affected by the violence that went on during this time; he allows personal aspects…

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  • Blackfeet Nation Culture

    Blackfeet Nation Cultural Paper “The Blackfeet people have occupied the Rocky Mountain region for more than 10,000 years” (Blackfeet Nation, n.d.) The historical structure of the Blackfeet Nation was forever altered by the colonization of the European settlers. Thus the modern structure can never emulate what once was. However, the Tribal council does it’s best to preserve and continue the cultural traditions today. It is on the reservation that the preservation of the Blackfeet…

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  • Sacagawea And The Iroquois Constitution

    Native American Sacagawea Sacagawea was a Lemhi-Shoshone woman who interpreted for and guided Lewis and Clark. At 13 Sacagawea was taken as a wife by trapper, Toussaint Charbonneau. When Lewis and Clark asked the trappers if any of them would be willing to guild them, Charbonneau told them about his Native American wife. Sacagawea was pregnant at the time, but managed to aid the men greatly and help them out of intense situations. Her son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was born during the…

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  • Did Lewis/Clark Expedition Truly Highly Prepared For Their Journey Westward?

    It is at this point in the essay where examining the specific journal entries of Lewis, Clark and the known associates of the expedition help prove the question of whether or not the expedition was truly well prepared for their journey westward. Upon beginning their journey, Lewis was attentive as ever, “staying up till midnight, making observations every five minutes or so for an hour or more.” This was only practice, as the group was still making its way down the Ohio, and was often…

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