Presentation on theme: "Chapter 18 Conquest and Survival The Trans-Mississippi West 1860-1900 Chapter 18 Conquest and Survival The Trans-Mississippi West 1860-1900 OUT OF MANY."— Presentation transcript:
31 As early as 1879, the local newspaper described Leadville, Colorado, as a town that never sleeps: “The dancing houses and liquoring shops are never shut….The streets are full of drunken carousers taking the town.” This photograph of a typical saloon was taken shortly before the silver mining town reached its peak, with a population topping 60,000 in That year, the repeal of the Sherman Silver Act forced thousands of out-of-work miners to search for jobs elsewhere in the West. SOURCE: Photography Collection, Denver Public Library.
50 Born Phoebe Ann Moses in 1860, Annie Oakley was a star attraction in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. Dubbed “Little Sure Shot” by Chief Sitting Bull, Oakley traveled with Cody’s show for seventeen years. This poster from 1901 advertises her sharp-shooting talents.
56 The celebrated artist Frederic Remington (1861–1909) produced this sketch of Oglala Sioux at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Published in the popular magazine Harper’s Weekly, Remington’s depiction of the ghost dance of 1890 showed dancers in vividly patterned robes and shirts, some decorated with stars symbolizing the coming of a new age for the Indians. SOURCE: Oglala Sioux performing the Ghost Dance at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. Illustration by Frederic Remington, The Granger Collection.