Conquest of the West timeline

  • extinction of buffalo in the 1800s

    Buffaloes were near extinction by being hunted for their meat, fur, and horns. Another thing that put them near extinction was the building of railroads going through buffalo lands.
  • Wild West Shows

    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show was the most popular and the most succesful show in the late 19th century and early 20th century
  • Jesse James

  • The Gold and Silver rush

  • The Shift from long drive to cattle ranching

  • Homestead act of 1862

  • growth of new cities, cattle, mining, and farming industries

  • Transcontinental Railroad

    In 1869, Utah said the first United States Transcontinental Railroad was completed
  • Barb Wire

    Barbed wire is everywhere, and since it was created, it's been used for different reasons all around the world.
  • Dawes Act of 1886