Americans wanted to link the entire nation by railroad.
In Utah--where two major railroad lines, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, joined.
Divided Indian lands into 160 acre frames in order to assimilate Indians into American society.
Government sold 160 acre plots of land foro $10 if settlers would cultivate it and improve it for 5 years. Was a failure because the land was too small to produce a profit in the dry, arid, climate.
Main police force in the West, did not have to follow any regulations, therefore ruthless.
A Union of farmers created by Oliver H. Kelley. Made to relief the hard life of the farmers.
States could not regulate interstate railroad rates.
Battle of Little Big Horn
Custer was routed by Indians
Dance of the frontier Indians who got dizzy and prophecized.
A lot of Sioux Indians were killed in this battle by US Calvary.
Silver and Gold (300 Million Dollars worth) in Nevada.
By Fredrick Jackson Turner and stated there was no more frontier on the map and the frontier shaped American culture. Therefore, he claimed it was a signficant point in time of American History.
Personalities to Remember:
Frederick Jackson Turner-