Back to Library Homepage

The West

For information on historical figures from this time period(George Custer, Sitting Bull, William Jennings Bryan, Chester Arthur, Helen Hunt Jackson) please use the Biography in Context database found on the library home page under the database tab.

Children of the Westward Movement
"Explorations: Children and the Westward Movement." Digital History. University of Houston, 03 Nov. 2011. Web. 03 Nov. 2011.

Chisholm Trail
Worcester, Donald E. "CHISHOLM TRAIL | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)." Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) | A Digital Gateway to Texas History. Texas State Historical Association. Web. 04 Nov. 2011. <http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ayc02>.

Closing the Frontier
"The Closing of the Frontier." Westward Expansion Reference Library. Ed. Allison McNeill, et al. Vol. 3: Primary Sources. Detroit: UXL, 2000. 235-237. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 2 Nov. 2011.

"Cross of Gold" Speech
Bryan, William Jennings. "Cross of Gold Speech." World War I and the Jazz Age. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Media, 1999. American Journey. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 3 Nov. 2011.

Daily Life in History American West

Dawes Act of 1887
"Dawes Severalty Act 1887." Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources. Ed. Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and K. Lee Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 382-387. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 3 Nov. 2011.

Exodusters
"Exodusters." Encyclopedia of the American West. Ed. Charles Phillips and Alan Axelrod. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 1996. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 9 Nov. 2011.

Extermination of the Buffalo
"Buffalo, Extermination of." Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. Ed. Thomas Carson and Mary Bonk. Detroit: Gale, 1999. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 3 Nov. 2011.

Free Silver
"Free Silver." Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. Ed. Thomas Carson and Mary Bonk. Detroit: Gale, 1999. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 9 Nov. 2011.

Homestead Act of 1862
Congress, U.S. "Homestead Act of 1862." Westward Expansion. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Media, 1999. American Journey. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 3 Nov. 2011.

Indian Survivors' Accounts of Wounded Knee
"Indian Survivors' Accounts of Wounded Knee." Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America: Primary Documents. Ed. Jeffrey Lehman. Detroit: Gale Group, 2000. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 3 Nov. 2011.

Platform of the Populists
The Populist Party. "Platform of the Populists." Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources. Ed. K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 129-132. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 2 Nov. 2011.

Soddies: Home on the Range
Robbins, Peggy. "Soddies: homes on the range." Wild West Apr. 1997: 38+. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 9 Nov. 2011.

Treaty of Fort Laramie
States, United, and Various Native Nations. "Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851." The Native American Experience. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Media, 1999. American Journey. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 9 Nov. 2011.

Discovery Education Videos

To view the following clips, you will be asked to log in to Discovery Education. Your log in username is: school email address Your log in password is: 6 digit locker combos

The Populist Party Emerges Video Clip
The Unfinished Nation: Political Stalemate Intelecom, 2004 . Full Video.
Discovery Education. Web. 31 October 2012. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>.

The Cross of Gold and the election of 1896 video clip
The Unfinished Nation: Political Stalemate Intelecom, 2004 . Full Video.
Discovery Education. Web. 31 October 2012. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>.

Making a Home on the Range Video Clip
Pioneers: The American Frontier 100% Educational Videos, 2003 . Full Video.
Discovery Education. Web. 31 October 2012. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>.


TimeToast A free interactive timeline generator, you can add pictures and web links to this time line generator. Once you publish you will get access to an embed code that you can use to place on you wiki.