western expanion

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    western exspanion

  • 1851 treaty of fort laramie

    September 17 between United States treaty commissioners and representatives of the Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, Navajo Crow, Shoshone, Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara nations
  • 1862 homestead act

    On January 1, 1863, Daniel Freeman, a Union Army scout, was scheduled to leave Gage County, Nebraska Territory, to report for duty in St. Louis
  • 1867 indian peace commission established

    On June 20, 1867, Congress established the Indian Peace Commission to negotiate peace with Plains Indian tribes who were warring with the United States
  • 1869 transcontinental railroad completed

    was a railroad line built in the United States of America between 1863 and 1869 by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and the Union Pacific Railroad that connected its statutory Eastern terminus at Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn

    The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand and, by the Indians involved, as the Battle of the Greasy Grass, was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho.
  • 1886 End of cattle boom

    It’s been often said that Wyoming’s cattle industry started by accident. That’s a bit of stretch, actually
  • 1887 Dawes Act

    An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severally to Indians on the various reservations, and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes.
  • 1889 Oklahoma Land Rush

    The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 was the first land run into the Unassigned Lands and included all or part of the 2005 modern day Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Logan, Oklahoma, and Payne counties of the U.S. state of Oklahoma
  • 1890 Closing of the frontier

    By the end of the nineteenth century, the West was effectively settled. Railroads stretched across all parts of the region, from the Great Northern, which ran along the Canadian border, to the Southern Pacific that ran across Texas and the Arizona and New Mexico territories to link New Orleans and Los Angeles
  • 1890 Battle of Wounded Knee

    Wounded Knee Massacre happened on December 29, 1890,[1] near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA. On the day
  • 1892 Populist Party founded

    The People's Party, also known as the "Populists", was a short-lived political party in the United States established in 1891 during the Populist movement it s most important in 1892-96, then rapidly faded away