Mapping the great plains By: Jordan Carr

The great plains were vast regions of land that are now the states Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico) and the three Prairie Provinces of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta)

Americans first moved to the great plains in 1869 and it was the army's job to protect them from attacks from native Americans but by the early 1880s the natives were eather driven out of their land wiped out on the battle field or put in reservations

the native american tribes that were forced to live on reservations were usually watched over by white commissioners and the reservations were usually far away and the natives had to abandon their long living homes
native american's lost and estimate 86 million acres of their homelands between 1887 and 1934 most of them had their lands bought from them or they were wiped out by the hands of the army
Now we are expanding even farther and have started mapping the Mexican border we did not do this until about 1842 because almost all groups that came back from the border were wiped out by native american tribes protecting their land rights
john Charles Fremont or "the pathfinder" was the one for the job he was know for being a great explorer and he was asked to lead a group of people to explore around the border and when he came back successful he was awarded with a lot of money and bought a house with his new wife jesse
in conclusion as you can see the great plains have a long history that dates back to the first days of exploration and settlement here in america we wouldn't have what we have today without what happened in the great plains .

Credits:

Created with images by Fred Hsu - "Grassy fields and mtns" • mypubliclands - "Ferris Mountain Wilderness Study Area" • USFWS Mountain Prairie - ""Oh Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam"" • tpsdave - "john stanley painting oil on canvas" • giulian.frisoni - "Mexico country roads" • Arcaion - "then tree forest" • Unsplash - "mountains valleys plains"

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