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The American West, 1840-1895

Author: Mike Mellor
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge history programme.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book concentrates on the way the American West was settled and developed by various groups of people between 1840 and 1895.

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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Mellor
ISBN: 052158633X 9780521586337
OCLC Number: 40595455
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 111 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Contents: Manifest destiny; The Native Americans; The importance of the buffalo; Native American weapons and warfare; Life amoung the Plains Indians; Native American religion and beliefs; Review: The West in 1840; Fur traders, trappers and mountain men; The Oregon trail; The Mormons; Miners and mining; Review: the pioneers; Transport and the coming of the railroad; Homesteading on the Great Plains; The cattle trade; Cowboys: myth and reality; Review: Growth and development on the Great Plains; The outbreak of fighting on the Great Plains; On the warpath; The battle of Little Bighorn and its aftermath; Review: The war for the Great Plains; Law and Order; The Johnson County War; Review: The last days of the Wild West.
Series Title: Cambridge history programme.
Responsibility: Mike Mellor.
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