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Frontier Life in the West

Frontier Life in the West
Posted Feb 23, 2011 Share This Gallery inShare281 Between 1887 and 1892, John C.H. Grabill sent 188 photographs to the Library of Congress for copyright protection. Title: "The Deadwood Coach" Side view of a stagecoach; formally dressed men sitting in and on top of coach. 1889. Title: Villa of Brule A Lakota tipi camp near Pine Ridge, in background; horses at White Clay Creek watering hole, in the foreground. 1891. Title: Ox teams at Sturgis, D.T. Title: The last large bull train on its way from the railroad to the Black Hills Summary: Train of oxen and three wagons in open field. 1890. Title: Freighting in "The Black Hills". Title: Freighting in the Black Hills A woman and a boy using bullwhackers to control a train of oxen. Title: At the Dance. Title: Indian chiefs who counciled with Gen. Title: U.S. Title: "Hostile Indian camp" Bird's-eye view of a large Lakota camp of tipis, horses, and wagons--probably on or near Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 1891. Title: "Home of Mrs. Related:  American History

ExplorePAHistory.com NW History Express: 1800's: Transporation & Technology Travel in the 1800s was very different than it is today. People did not have cars to make their daily commute. Without cars, how do you think they would get from one place to another? People used covered wagons, horses and buggies. Trains In 1852, the first railroad tracks were laid in Hilliard, Ohio. Around 1890, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company replaced Hilliard’s Station with a new building. Communication Passengers, mail, and baggage were handled at the Hilliard’s Station depot to be transported on the trains since automobiles were not introduced until 1910. Other forms of communication in the 1800s were paper and pencil, newspapers and storytelling. Technology The earliest washing machine was a washboard called the scrub board invented in 1797. Today we use electric lights, but in the 1800s, there was no electricity in Northwest Franklin County. Cooking on the farm was done over an open fire or in a fireplace. Primary Articles Image Charts Artifact Link Map References

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The American West as you've never seen it before: Amazing 19th century pictures show the landscape as it was chartered for the first time These remarkable 19th century sepia-tinted pictures show the American West as you have never seen it before - as it was charted for the first time. The photos, by Timothy O'Sullivan, are the first ever taken of the rocky and barren landscape. At the time federal government officials were travelling across Arizona, Nevada, Utah and the rest of the west as they sought to uncover the land's untapped natural resources. Timothy O'Sullivan, who used a box camera, worked with the Government teams as they explored the land. He had earlier covered the U.S. He also took pictures of the Native American population for the first time as a team of artists, photographers, scientists and soldiers explored the land in the 1860s and 1870s. The images of the landscape were remarkable - because the majority of people at the time would not have known they were there or have ever had a chance to see it for themselves. The project was designed to attract settlers to the largely uninhabited region. 'Not O'Sullivan.

Little Known Facts About Slavery Who Sold Whom? To quote once again the words of freed slave Ottobah Cugoano, who was writing in the late 18th century, we find the answer: "But I my own, to the shame of my own countrymen, that I was first kidnapped and betrayed by my own complexion, who were the first cause of my exile and slavery ; but if there were no buyers there would be no sellers." Sins of The Fathers: A Study of the Atlantic Traders 1441-1807", by James Pope-Hennessey, p. 174-5. The Other reasons for African slavery were, as we know, a certain number of anti-social crimes, such as adultery or theft. The Confusing Origin of Lynch Laws Further, it will appear later, the death penalty was not at first infliced under lynch-law; originally, lynching was synonymous with whipping. A general idea of the history of lynch-law in the United States is obtained by noting the definition of the term have appeared form time to time in the dictionaries. Ibid., p.40. Dehumanization of Women and the Life of the Enslaved Child p.59.

History: Westward Expansion and the Old West for Kids HistoryWorks Cited The original thirteen colonies of the United States were settled along the east coast of North America. For many years, few colonists went beyond the Appalachian Mountains. However, as the country gained independence and continued to grow, more land was needed. The country began to expand into the western frontier. United States Expansion Mapfrom the National Atlas of the United States Click picture for larger view Early Expansion In 1700 there were around 250,000 colonists living in the American colonies. One of the first areas settled was the Northwest Territory. Louisiana Purchase In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from the French for $15 million. Manifest Destiny Many people in the United States believed it was the country's destiny to expand westward all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Continued Expansion The United States continued to expand westward and gain land. Settling the West Wild West End of the Frontier Crossword PuzzleWord Search

Rebellion: John Horse and the Black Seminoles, First Black Rebels to Beat American Slavery Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion Introduction As early as 1751 Benjamin Franklin described a destiny for Americans to fill up new lands to the west, and Jefferson, Monroe, and Adams all expressed expansionist dreams. In the 1840s, however, under Presidents Tyler and Polk, the territory of the United States increased by nearly eight hundred million acres through the annexation of Texas, the acquisition of Oregon south of the forty-ninth parallel, the military conquest of California and New Mexico, and the assumption of Native American lands in the Great Lakes region as those tribes were forced to resettle on the Great Plains. Objectives 1. 2. Part 1: Students should begin with journalist John O’Sullivan’s 1839 and 1845 articles in the Democratic Review in which he wrote about an American destiny and first used the phrase “manifest destiny.” The John Gast’s painting “American Progress" and George Crofutt’s copy used to market the print may be reproduced. Part 2:

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