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22Sep 18

The African American pioneers who went west

Before the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the great American frontier was the Northwest Territory. Today it includes Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 said that citizens could buy land there, and any man who owned at least 50 acres of land could…

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06Aug 17

Found: Lakota oral history

Libby Holden and her family were sorting through items that belonged to her grandmother when they found a Lakota oral history document. According to a note on the front page, Holden's great-grandmother typed this document in 1910 to record oral history told by Chief White Horse. The oral history uses…

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Native History Timeline

Video: Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny

Source: Mountain Heights Academy Videos/Vimeo Creative Commons

An overview of the events during Westward Expansion.

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Lewis & Clark Trail Tweets

Interactive Map of Westward Expansion

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