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American West


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Section 1: The plains Indians 1 Introduction 2 How did the Indians solve the problems of living on the Great Plains? 3 What was the attitude of outsiders towards the Plains Indians Section 2: The settlers 4 The early pioneers - why did they cross the Plains? 5 How did the homesteaders and ranchers settle the Plains? 6 How wild was the West? Section 3: Why did the Indians lose the struggle for the plains? 7 What role did the US army play in the defeat of the Plains Indians 8 How did teh USA destroy the Indian way of life? 9 Conclusion

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Dave Martin is a freelance History Adviser currently working with Dorset and Sussex and with the Open University. Colin Shephard was formerly Director of the Schools History Project and a trusted trainer for all aspects of GCSE History.


This text book is a life saver...If you are doing the American West you NEED this book. Ms. R. Matthews, Amazon reviewer It's a solid, comprehensive and (fairly) unbiased review of the period with a good number of sources and case-studies ... I thought it was really interesting, but it also offers enough information to pull out an A* at GCSE. J Furlong, Amazon reviewer

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