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The West and Pioneers


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  1. Overland Trail (Larson)
  2. The West - Expansion of the USA Westward (University of Virginia)
      Documents the western expansion of the USA from 1774-1920 using maps. 7-00

  3. The West - Expansion of the USA Westward (West Film Company and WETA)
      Documents the western expansion of the USA using photos, historical documents, and interviews. Tries to provide a balance between two views of the expansion West. One view was that it was a triumph of enterprise and courage, while the other view was that it was a crime of conquest and dispossession. 2-01

Papers
  1. Austin, Stephen F. (The West Film Project and WETA)
      Provides a short biography of the man who "established the first Anglo-American colony in the Tejas province of Mexico and saw it grow into an independent republic," which later became Texas. 6-02

  2. Biographies Related to the American West (West Film Company and WETA)
      Provides biographies related to the western expansion of the USA. 6-02

  3. California Gold Rush (Oakland Museum of California)
      Provides a history, art, and even a quiz. 8-00

  4. California Gold Rush - A History (PBS)
      Provides a short history through stories. 8-00

  5. California Gold Rush - Teacher Resources (PBS)
      Provides a teacher's guide, readings, and Web links around the PBS film on the gold rush. 8-00

  6. California Gold Rush Timeline (California Resources Agency)
      Provides a short history, art, and even a quiz. 8-00

  7. California Missions - History and Pictures (Think Quest 3615)
      Provides a history of the missions, along with a tour of San Juan Capistrano. 8-00

  8. California Missions - History, Pictures, and Quizzes (Garretson)
      Provides a history of each mission, along with pictures and a quiz on the information. 8-00

  9. Carson, Kit (The West Film Project and WETA)
      Provides a short biography of the trapper, scout, and soldier. 6-02

  10. Dawes Act of 1887 (The West Film Project and WETA)
      Provides information about the Act which allowed reservations to be broken into individually owned plots of land. 6-02

  11. Hide Tanning (NativeTech)
  12. History of the American West - 1500 - 1917 (The West Film Project and WETA)
      Provides a timeline of major events related to the American West, starting with the 1500's. Also covers period before 1500's. 6-02

  13. Houston, Sam (The West Film Project and WETA)
      Provides a short biography of the first President of the Lone Star Republic, which became Texas. 6-02

  14. Pioneers - Buffalo Bill Cody
  15. Pioneers - Historic Sights on the Oregon Trail
      Provides articles. 10-09

  16. Red Cloud (The West Project and WETA)
      Provides a short history of the famous Lakota chief who resisted expansion of territory by the European Americans using diplomacy, as well as warfare. 6-02

  17. Sitting Bull (The West Project and WETA)
      Provides a short history of the famous Lakota chief and holy man who resisted expansion of territory by the European Americans. 6-02

  18. Smith, Joseph (The West Film Project and WETA)
      Provides a short biography of the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, popularly known as the Mormons. 6-02

  19. The West (PBS - Burns and Ives) 2-01
  20. The West - Documents from the Documentary
  21. Young, Brigham (The West Film Project and WETA)
      Provides a short biography of the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, popularly known as the Mormons. 6-02


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