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The American West

PowerPoint on the American West - Unit 2 in our U.S. History course.

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The American West

  1. 1. Oneonta Gorge, Mark Hatfield Wilderness. Credit: Michael Matti.
  2. 2. Jefferson Park. Wikimedia Commons.
  3. 3. Home guard on the Columbia River; Mt. Hood in the background. Courtesy of OSU Special Collections.
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  5. 5. from this point I beheld the grandest and most pleasing prospects which my eyes ever surveyed, in my frount a boundless Ocean; . . . the Seas rageing with emence wave and brakeing with great force from the rocks of Cape Disappointment as far as I coud See to the N. W. . . . the nitches and points of high land which forms this Corse for a long ways aded to the inoumerable rocks of emence Sise out at a great distance from the Shore and against which the Seas brak with great force gives this Coast a most romantic appearance.
  6. 6. [T]he road took us to the most distant fountain of the waters of the mighty Missouri in surch of which we have spent so many toilsome days and wristless nights. thus far I had accomplished one of those great objects on which my mind has been unalterably fixed for many years, judge then of the pleasure I felt in all[a]ying my thirst with this pure and ice-cold water … here I halted a few minutes and rested myself. two miles below McNeal had exultingly stood with a foot on each side of this rivulet and thanked his god that he had lived to bestride the mighty & heretofore deemed endless Missouri. after refreshing ourselves we proceeded on to the top of the dividing ridge from which I discovered immence ranges of high mountains still to the West of us with their tops partially covered with snow. … here I first tasted the water of the great Columbia river.2 The Mountains at Lemhi Pass
  7. 7. The Proclamation line of 1863 attempts to curb westward expansion and encounters with Indians. Fails once Jefferson purchases Louisiana and aggressively pursues the Agrarian Republic.
  8. 8. Pequot Narragansett Mochican Shawnees
  9. 9. Tecumseh Pushmataha
  10. 10. The “Five Civilized Tribes” of the East.