Westward Expansion

  • Treaty of Forty Laramie

    It was between US treaty commissioners and reps. from Cheyenne. It was signed on September 17th 1851.
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    Westward Expansion

  • Homestead Act

    Signed by Abraham Lincoln. When it was signed 11 states had left the union.
  • Indian Peace Commission established

    Was meant to set peace with the indians. It was held in St. Louis.
  • Transcontinental Railroad completed

    It started on May 10th, 1869. Time from getting to place to place was reduced by months and months.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    It was to force Indian army back. Little Bighorn was the pinnacle of the Indians' power.
  • End of cattle boom

    It was ended because it was getting to expensive.
  • Dawes Act

    The name of the person who created it was Senator Henry Dawes of Massachusetts.
  • Closing of the frontier

    There were many conflicts.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    The Chief and some 350 of his followers camped on the banks.
  • Oklahoma Land Rush

    A cannon's boom unleashed the largest land rush America ever saw.