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‘Civilization’ of the American Indians

A major part of The Indian Removal Act was to ensure that Native Americans left their original ways behind and adopt European culture. Laws were established to ensure that Caucasian settlers, who were sympathetic to their cause, did not become involved in their attempts to maintain their ways. Boarding schools were built close to the… Continue reading ‘Civilization’ of the American Indians

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The American Indians – The Effects of Colonization

When Columbus discovered America in 1492, its indigenous people were already scattered across the land. Spanish settlers, and others that followed, began referring to the different ethnic bands, tribes and groups collectively as American Indians. Other terms used by these colonizers were Native Americans, Indigenous People and Aboriginals. The tribes were scattered throughout what is… Continue reading The American Indians – The Effects of Colonization

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Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor is a respected man within the United States of America and was their 12th president. He was born on the 24th of November in 1784, in Virginia and he died on the 9th of July in 1850. His final resting place is in Washington DC. Taylor was elected on the basis of his… Continue reading Zachary Taylor

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Captain Harry Love

Captain Harry Love, a passionate and active army captain was born in Vermont in 1809 and died in 1869 in Santa Clara, California. He was not a lawman rather he had the privilege of being the chief of California rangers, that was the first law-enforcement agency of California. This agency was also a part of… Continue reading Captain Harry Love

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Cattle Trails in 19th Century America

The Spaniards were the first set of people who drove cattle from one area to another, in the Americas. During the 19th century the scale on which this was done rapidly increased, as Americans began eating more beef than pork. The peak years of cattle driving were between 1866 and 1886, when over 20 million… Continue reading Cattle Trails in 19th Century America