2 Remember: Indian Removal Act The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was a law passed in order to facilitate the relocation of American Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi River in the United States to lands further west.The Removal Act, part of a U.S. government policy known as Indian Removal, was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28,
3 Remember: Indian Removal Act The Removal Act did not actually order the removal of any Native Americans.Rather, it authorized the President to negotiate land-exchange treaties with tribes living within the boundaries of existing U.S. states.
4 Remember: Louisiana Purchase In the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, the United States had acquired a claim to a vast amount of land west of the Mississippi River.
5 The Culture of the Plains Indians Great PlainsEast: Osage & Iowa TribesSmall villages, hunted, planted cropsWest: Sioux and Cheyenne TribesHunted buffalo & gathered wild foodThe Horse and BuffaloHorses increased mobility…led to war between tribesBuffalo provided many basic needs and was central to life on the Plains
6 Plains Indians: Culture Family LifeSmall extended family groupsMen trained to become hunters & warriorsKilling enemies brought prestige & honorBelieved powerful spirits controlled natural eventsNo individual was allowed to dominate group in leadership role; leaders of a tribe ruled by counsel rather than force
7 Settlers Push Westward Native Americans did not believe people should own landSettlers believed that owning land, making a mining claim, or starting a business would give them stake in the country
8 Lure of Silver & Gold Discovery of gold in Colorado in 1858 Mining campsBrought Irish, German, Polish, Chinese, and African American men
9 Chapter 5 Study Guide Lecture Notes from last class Please take out:Chapter 5 Study GuideLecture Notes from last class
10 The Government Restricts Native Americans 1834: fed gov’t passed an act = ENTIRE Great Plains = 1 enormous reservation or land set aside for Native American tribes.1850’s: policy changed and created treaties that defined specific boundaries for every tribe.Result: Many tribes continued to hunt on their traditional lands, clashing with settlers and miners-with tragic result
11 Gov’t Restricts Native Americans Cont. Massacre at Sand Creek1864: Turn to page 204 in your book and read about the Massacre at Sand CreekDeath on the Bozeman TrailBozeman Trail ran through Sioux hunting grounds in the Bighorn Mountains.1866: Crazy Horse ambushed Captain William J. Fetterman and his company.80+ soldiers killed
12 Results of the Deaths on the Bozeman Trail Treaty of Fort LaramieSioux agreed to live on a reservation along the Missouri River (forced on Sioux)Sitting BullLeader of the Hunkpapa Sioux…never signed treatyTreaty of Fort Laramie provided only temporary halt to warfare
13 Bloody Battles Continue Red River WarU.S. Army herded the people of friendly tribes onto reservations while opening fire on all othersGold Rush beginsCuster’s Last StandConflict with Sioux & Cheyenne…Custer coming to attackReached Little Bighorn River, Native Amer. Warriors ready for themWithin an hour, Custer & all his men-dead
14 The Gov’t Supports Assimilation Assimilation = a plan under which Native Americans would give up their beliefs & their way of life to become part of the white cultureDawes Act1887; aimed to “Americanize” Native AmericansBroke up reservations & gave pieces of land to individual Native Americans
15 The Gov’t Supports Assimilation By 1932, whites had taken about 2/3 of territory that had previously been set aside for Native Americans
16 Cattle Become Big Business After the Civil War, demand for beef rose sharply in the growing Eastern cities.Cowboys led thousands of animals on the long drive to Kansas, which took about three months.
17 Herds grew too large, and overgrazing and bad weather struck the Plains in the late 1880s. Ranchers began to use barbed wire to fence in their land.The era of the open range and cattle drives ended.
18 Chapter 5/Section 2 Settling on the Great Plains Key IdeaThe promise ofcheap, fertile landdraws settlerswestward seekingTheir fortunes asfarmers.
19 Building the transcontinental railroad—stretching from East to West—helped promote settlement on the Plains.Irish and Chinese immigrants plus African Americans and Mexican Americans did much of the back-breaking work.In 1869, the two routes met in Utah, completing the first transcontinental track.
20 The railroads sold some of their land at low prices to farmers. Homestead Act:160 acres to head of householdOn one day in 1889, 2 million acres were claimed in Oklahoma.The government also wanted to preserve some wilderness.Yellowstone National Park.
21 The new settlers had to endure many hardships. people built homes as dugouts in the sides of hills or out of sod. Homesteadersisolated and had to produce everything they needed.Women worked in the fields alongside menTaught children before schoolsMade clothesDoctored family and animalsDug wells and hauled water
22 Farmers Unite to Address Common Problems: The farmers were plagued by weather and debt. Machines cost money, which they had to borrow. When grain prices fell, they could not repay their loans.They also resented how much they had to pay railroads to ship their crops.
23 Possible Answers to B. Extended Response Inventions increased farm productivity by decreasing the amount of time and effort needed to produce farm goods.In order to purchase new machinery, farmers went into debt, borrowing against the value of their landThe new machinery encouraged farmers to buy more land to cultivate.The bigger farms grew, the more farmers’ debts increased.
24 Answers to the quizB. People regarded paper money as worthless if it could not be turned in for gold or silver. Because gold was more valuable than silver, the gold standard would provide a more stable currency backed by both metals would be cheaper and more available. Farmers faced large debts and low crop prices. The gold standard would make it more expensive for them to repay their debts and would keep prices low. Bimetallism would make it cheaper for them to repay their debs and would help to raise prices on goods.