The picture above is the picture I chose for Quiz 1 on the movement of Americans to the West. In this picture you can see men picking up dead bodies and throwing them onto a horse drawn wagon. These bodies are dead Indian’s who have been massacred as a result of being overtaken by Americans settling the West. In the background, you can see other men on horses watching these men continue to load up all of the dead corpses from the invasion, or massacre. The caption in the lower right corner says, “Gathering up the dead of the battle field at Wounded Knee S.D.” This told me something that I didn’t know from first glimpse, this is in South Dakota at the battle field of Wounded Knee. This particular picture of the men picking up dead Indian corpses shows how many Indians were massacred during the expansion of the West during the 1890’s. According to Foner’s Voices of Freedom, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians, says that their tribe was forced to leave Oklahoma in one incident because they were trying to escape to Canada to avoid continuing conflicts with settlers encroaching on their lands. This shows how Indians were treated terribly and forced out of the homelands during this expansion and settling of the Frontier. Chief Joseph says, “For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last....They stole a great deal of horses from us…they drove off a great many of our cattle.” (Foner, pg. 29) Chief Joseph makes a few comments here on how disgusted he was with the way his tribe was treated by men traveling through the Indians homeland to settle the west. Cattle were being driven off of the Indian land, and many horses were being stolen which left the Indians with a lot of hatred and hard feeling toward the settlers. Due to all of this mistreatment and cowardness showed toward the Indians many battles, fights, and massacres broke out, such as the Battle at Wounded Knee South Dakota. Indians lands were stolen from them in order to make this expansion to the west possible leading to all of these battles between the Indians and the Americans moving west. In my opinion if I was a person trying to settle in the West and had no clue about the land and any knowledge of the west at all, I would buddy-up with the Indians and treat them nicely and receive help from them. I feel that the settlers went about this piece of history in the wrong way and were a little greedy.
9 May 2013
Into the West, an adventurous film, has two characters that get taken out of their normal environment and have to run away to save their new companion, a horse named Tir na nOg, that brings them to their mother’s grave so they can get closure. They run into many barricades which slow them down from getting to their final destination, The West. Because of all these details the film, Into the West, ultimately turns into an epic with a hero who achieves a lot…
there are many diseases to research, we chose to research the disease
known as the West Nile virus. This disease is prominent in Africa. West Nile, also known as West Nile Encephalitis and West Nile Meningitis, can be a mild disease or even sometimes a serious disease. West Nile is a disease that gets little publicity in America, that’s why we are presenting the West Nile Disease.
West Nile virus was first recorded in 1937 in Uganda. It was first identified in the U…
man’s land, to settlers from the east. There was a desire to move west and south of 49° (Document B). Many more of these races to expand followed as Indians were forced to leave their homes and thrown into reservations. The discovery of gold in California also prompted settlement of the west. Although most settlers weren’t successful in their search for gold, many did set up small towns in the meantime creating communities in the west.
It was expected to find many widows and widowers during this…
West End's Recovery Shelter
by Amber Blevins
Class taught by Kim Dresher, APRN
Greater public awareness of the devastating consequences of domestic violence has caused alarm in the United States. The general consensus has been to stiffen criminal and domestic relations laws in an effort to curtail the violence and generate greater access to social services both public and private, affording victims a means to escape the abuse. The services available to domestic violence victims…
Chapter 17: Transformation of the West
1. Still ag
2. Commercially active
3. Manufacturing base
4. Science at center of society
5. Shifting ideas of family/nature
6. Increased bureau
B. Reasons for change
1. Dominance of international trade
2. Overseas expansion
3. Combination of commerce, state, culture, and technology
4. 1450-1650 – series of cultural shifts
5. 1650-1750 – Scientific Revolution better than Enlightenment
II. The First Big Changes:…
to the Present
The Expansion of The West
The western expansion made a huge impact on the new settlers as well as the Natives. The experience for the natives was mostly unpleasant while the settlers were able to adapt to their new way of life in the west. The laying of the railroad opened new territory for the white settlers and changed the Native Americans’ way of living. People migrated west with the promise of gold, which made the long journey west inciting to all.
There were many impacts…
and 1900, the West was going through dramatic changes as it was colonized by Americans. Many people saw the West as an opportunity to stake their claim in America. The idea of freedom and a new beginning attracted many people as they had nothing to lose. Many factors played into the development of the West, especially the introduction of barbed wire, building of the railroads, and the end of the Indian Wars.
The introduction of barbed wire helped influence the development in the West. Barbed wire…
The West Side of the U.S.
America expanded and grew to the West. This country changed due to this. It wouldn’t be the way it was if it wasn’t for several events. These events were the Comstock Lode, the creation the Transcontinental Railroad, the Cattle Kingdom and the Fort Laramie Treaty.
Mining became a huge business in the west when gold and silver were discovered in Nevada. It was called the Comstock Lode. After its discovery, it lured thousands of California miners from the Gold Rush…
injured and needed to be wired shut. While wired shut, he recorded “Through the Wire,” which helped to lay the foundation for his debut album.
IV. Kanye’s Albums And Professional Career
a. “As his career progressed throughout the early 21st century, West shattered certain stereotypes about rappers, becoming a superstar on his own terms without adapting his appearance, his rhetoric, or his music to fit any one musical mold.” – Jason Birchmeier (Allmusic Editor)
b. His first album, The College Dropout…
Essay Question 1: On West European Unemployment
The concept of the natural1 rate of unemployment has been influential in macroeconomics for about 40 years. At the end of the 1960s, Friedman and Phelps broke with Keynesian orthodoxy and argued that government efforts to keep unemployment below the natural rate by aggregate demand management would be ineffective in the longer term. Their ideas, and the concept of a natural rate of unemployment in particular, played a major role in shifting…