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Westward expansion : almanac

Author: Tom Pendergast; Sara Pendergast; Christine Slovey
Publisher: Detroit, MI : U X L, 2000.
Series: U-X-L westward expansion reference library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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Includes a timeline of events in westward expansion, this book covers the major wars (the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the many battles between whites and Indians) and life on the frontier.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Pendergast; Sara Pendergast; Christine Slovey
ISBN: 0787648620 9780787648626
OCLC Number: 44267820
Description: xlvi, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Timeline --
Words to Know --
Research and Activity Ideas --
Claiming the Near West: Territorial Expansion to 1812 --
Disrupting the Balance of Power --
The French and Indian War (1754-63) --
Opening the West --
The Revolutionary War (1776-83) --
The Ordinance of 1785 --
Excerpt from the Land Ordinance of 1785 (box) --
The Northwest Ordinance --
Taking Indian Land --
Land Sales --
Carving Farms from the Forest --
Obstacles to Expansion --
The Louisiana Purchase. The Coming of the War of 1812 --
Tecumseh and Indian Resistance --
The Battle of New Orleans (box) --
Opening the West --
The Fur Trade --
Claiming the Land --
Discovering the Land's Riches: Lewis and Clark --
Sacajawea (box) --
The Inhabited West --
Founding Astoria --
Trappers Map the West --
Topographical Engineers --
The Mountain Man Rendezvous (box) --
John Fremont, Promoter of the West --
Mapping the Inland Territories. Driving the Indians Westward: Indian Removal to 1840 --
First Encounters --
Following God's Plan --
The White Tide --
Early Hostilities --
Dividing the Land --
Fighting for the Old Northwest --
Little Turtle's War --
Defeating Tecumseh --
Driving Native Americans Westward --
Andrew Jackson, Indian Fighter --
The Seminole Wars --
Indian Removal --
The Trail of Tears --
Manifest Destiny and the Plight of Native Americans --
Claiming the Far West: Territorial Expansion after 1812. The Dreams of a President --
The Drive for Expansion --
Manifest Destiny (box) --
Texas --
Acquiring the Oregon Territory --
War with Mexico --
The Gadsden Purchase (box) --
Populating the West --
Land and Gold --
Farmers and Ranchers --
The End of the Frontier --
Trails West --
The First Expeditions --
The Father of the Santa Fe Trail --
Susan Shelby Magoffin: A Woman on the Santa Fe Trail (box) --
Near Death at the Cimarron Cutoff --
Danger on the Trail --
The Oregon Trail. The Great Migration --
The Routes West --
Stocking a Wagon --
The Donner Party (box) --
Indians on the Trail --
Death on the Trail --
Other Dreams, Other Trails --
Trails' End --
The Gold Rush --
California before the Gold Rush --
The Discovery of Gold --
John Sutter (box) --
Gold Fever --
Getting There --
Levi Strauss (box) --
In the Goldfields --
The Mining Camps --
Vigilante Justice --
A Diverse Country --
Modern Robin Hood: Joaquin Murieta --
Gold Rush Legacy. Winning the West: Indian Wars after 1840 --
Indians of the Southwest --
Navajo Resistance --
The Apache --
Cochise --
Blood on the Plains --
The Sand Creek Massacre --
Geronimo (box) --
The War Escalates --
Black Hills Battles --
The Battle of Little Bighorn --
The End of the Indian Wars --
Westward Expansion and Indian Culture --
The Common Culture of Trade --
The End of Native American Power --
The Iroquois --
The Navajo --
The Plains Indians --
Using the Buffalo (box). The Wild West --
Guns and Lawlessness --
The Gold Rush --
The Cowboy Frontier --
The Cattle Boom --
The Cattle Drive (box) --
The Wild Life of a Cattle Town --
Dancing Cowboys (box) --
Cowboys and Killers --
The Fence Cutter's War --
The End of the Wild West --
Religion and the West --
The First Missionaries --
Native American Religious Traditions --
Protestant Missionaries --
Mormons --
Peter Cartwright, Methodist Preacher (box) --
Some Must Push and Some Must Pull (box). Technology and the Making of the West --
Canals --
The Stagecoach --
Black Bart (box) --
Railroads --
Mary Fields (box) --
Guns --
The Pony Express --
The Telegraph --
Barbed Wire --
The Barbed Wire Industry (box) --
The Frontier and American Character --
Defining the Frontier --
The Call of the West --
The Difficulties of Moving West (box) --
Manifest Destiny --
The American Character --
Democracy and the Frontier --
Spreading the Myth --
James Fenimore Cooper (box). Where to Learn More.
Series Title: U-X-L westward expansion reference library.
Responsibility: Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast ; Christine Slovey, editor.

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Includes a timeline of events in westward expansion, this book covers the major wars (the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the many battles between whites and Indians) and life on the frontier.

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