• Amsco – The West      Chapter   16

    Great American Desert

                Life until 1865

     

    Mining

                Pike’s Peak

                Comstock Lode

                Placer mining

                Miner’s Tax/  Chinese Exclusion Act 1882

     

    Cattle

                Texas

                Cattle-towns

                Barbed wire

     

    Farming

                Homestead Act

                Speculators

                Adjusting to conditions (new techniques and crops)

     

    Frederick Jackson Turner

                Frontier thesis

     

    Native Americans

                Lifestyles

                Reservation policy

                Wars

                Assimilation

                Dawes Act

                Ghost Dance

     

    (p 321)

    Changes in Agriculture

     

    Falling prices

     

    Railroads dominate

     

    (p. 324)

    Turner v. Glaab  v. Cronon-

                Theories on western development