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The Socities of the Far West

1. Largest and most important western population group before Anglo-American migration was Indian tribes by the mid-nineteenth century 150,000 Indians remained after disease and dislocation decimated tribes

2.Largest and most important western population group before Anglo-American migration was Indian tribes by the mid-nineteenth century 150,000 Indians remained after disease and dislocation decimated tribes

3. Plains Indians (west) diverse group of tribes and languages, some sedentary farmers others nomadic hunters, tribes divided into bands each had its own governing council, community had a decision-making process, subsisted largely through buffalo hunting

4.Importance of Buffalo – provided economic basis for Indian way of life, flesh principal food, skin supplied clothing, shoes, blankets

5. Sioux were most powerful tribe in the Missouri River Valley, weakness of Plains Indians were the inability of various tribes to unite against white aggression, vulnerable to eastern infectious diseases, at a disadvantage in any long-term battle with economically and industrially advanced people

6. Spanish speaking communities were scattered throughout the Southwest, in New Mexico Spanish descendents lived among Pueblos and American migrants, small aristocracy of great landowners and a large population of Spanish peasants, who worked on estates, farmed, Indian labor

7. General Stephen Kearney tried to establish a territorial government, that excluded the established Mexican ruling class, Taos Indians rebelled and killed the new governor, New Mexico remained under military rule for 3 years, in 1850 the US finally organized a territorial government there

8. Territorial Rings were circles of local businesspeople and ambitious politicians with access to federal money who worked together to make the territorial government mutually profitable

9. The defeat of Navajo, Apache and other tribes led to Hispanic migration into...

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