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1 Alan Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation 6/e Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West

2 Cowboy of the West (The Palma Collection / Getty Images) 2 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

3 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –The Western Tribes  Plains Indians  Indian Disadvantages 3 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Buffalo Runners (Library of Congress)

4 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –Hispanic New Mexico  Taos Indian Rebellion 4 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Taos, New Mexico (Royalty Free / CORBIS)

5 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –Hispanic California and Texas  Anglo-American Onslaught  Hispanics Oppressed 5 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

6 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –The Chinese Migration  Increasing Chinese Immigration  Transcontinental Railroad  “Chinatowns”  Growing Gender Balance Early Chinatown (Library of Congress) 6 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

7 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –Anti-Chinese Sentiments  Chinese Exclusion Act A Chinese Family in San Francisco 7 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

8 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –Migration from the East  Homestead Act of 1862  New Western States 8 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Norwegian Settlers in 1890s (Library of Congress)

9 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Changing Western Economy The Changing Western Economy –Labor in the West  Multiracial Working Class Immigrant Orange Pickers in Los Angeles (Library of Congress) 9 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

10 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Changing Western Economy The Changing Western Economy –The Arrival of the Miners  Mining Booms  Comstock Lode Discovered  Gender Disparity 10 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. San Francisco, 1852 (Library of Congress)

11 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Changing Western Economy The Changing Western Economy –The Cattle Kingdom  Mexican Roots  “Range Wars”  Decline of the Open-Range Industry 11 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Cowboys on a “Long Drive” (Library of Congress)

12 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Cattle Kingdom, ca © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

13 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Romance of the West The Romance of the West –The Western Landscape and the Cowboy  “Rocky Mountain School”  Cowboys Mythologized Panorama of Lake Chelan WA, 1908 (Library of Congress) 13 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

14 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Mountain Valley (Royalty-Free / CORBIS) 14 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

15 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Poster for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show (Library of Congress) 15 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

16 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Romance of the West The Romance of the West –The Idea of the Frontier  Romantic Vision of the Frontier  Frederick Jackson Turner  “Passing of the Frontier” 16 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

17 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West “The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession and the advance of settlement westward, explain American Development.” Frederick Jackson Turner 17 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

18 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Dispersal of the Tribes The Dispersal of the Tribes –White Tribal Policies  “Concentration” Policy  Buffalo Herds Decimated Hunting Bison on the Plains (Library of Congress) 18 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

19 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Dispersal of the Tribes The Dispersal of the Tribes –The Indian Wars  Growing Indian Resistance  Sand Creek Massacre  “Indian Hunting”  Custer Defeated  Chief Joseph  “Ghost Dance”  Wounded Knee Massacre 19 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Chief Little Crow, 1851 (Library of Congress)

20 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Dispersal of the Tribes The Dispersal of the Tribes –The Dawes Act  Assimilation Promoted 20 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

21 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer  From Boom to Bust –Farming on the Plains  Cheap Rail Rates  Scarce Water  Reverse Migration 21 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Drought (© Creatas/ PunchStock)

22 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Map of the Northern Pacific Railroad (Royalty-Free / CORBIS) 22 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

23 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer –Commercial Agriculture  Overproduction –The Farmers’ Grievances  Grievances against Railroads  Belief in Conspiracy 23 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

24 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer –The Agrarian Malaise  Isolation and Obsolescence 24 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

25 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Oregon Barn (Glen Allison/ Getty Images) 25 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

26 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Debating the Past: The Frontier and the West Los Angeles, 1877 (Royalty-Free /CORBIS) 26 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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