Western Life

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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The Donner Party

In the middle of the 18th century, America witnessed one of the greatest numbers of migrations from East/Midwest to the Californian territory. Fascinated by the western economy and the catholic culture of California, it became a place where families from the East and Midwest saw fit to lead their lives and flourish. The journey by… Continue reading The Donner Party

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Smith & Wesson

Founded more than 162 years ago, Smith & Wesson is an American firearm and ammunition manufacturer that provides its customers with a variety of weapons. Ranging from small caliber pistols to high caliber assault rifles, the options at Smith & Wesson are virtually limitless but one thing that sets apart Smith & Wesson from other… Continue reading Smith & Wesson

Locations

Yellowstone National Park – the Future

The Yellowstone National Park is one of the national parks of the United States and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most protected places on Earth, yet even then the changes in climate change are having a big impact on the ecosystem that exists. If people do not start doing something… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park – the Future

Locations

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of the parks located in the United States. It is also one of the first parks to be recognized as a national park by President Grant. The name comes from the river that flows within it, known as the Yellowstone River, and in 1978, UNESCO gave it World Heritage Site… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park

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Solomon Star

Solomon Star was a famous politician and businessman in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He was a German-American businessman who turned into a politician in Deadwood South Dakota. He was honest, influential and had a strong character who is included in the leaders of America due to his work and time he gave to… Continue reading Solomon Star

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Sacagawea

Sacagawea has numerous statues and place-names in honor of her contribution to the Lewis and Clark expedition. Sacagawea was born in 1788 in Lemhi County, Idaho. She was the daughter of a Shoshone chief and was captured by an enemy tribe after which she was sold to a French-Canadian who married her. Being a Shoshone… Continue reading Sacagawea

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The War of Texas Independence

The Texas Revolution was a momentous event in the history of America. It led to the acknowledgment of the Texan community and the establishment of Texas as a separate state from Mexico. Let’s explore the events that stimulated The War of Texas Independence and their effects. Conventions In 1832 and 1833, Texas colonists held conventions… Continue reading The War of Texas Independence

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Treaty of Fort Stanwix

History really does give a major insight into how different processes, trends and cultures were before the industrial revolution and innovation in technology. Wars took place left, right and centre, and nations used most of their resources in order to expand their lands and to gain more power. It is also interesting to note how… Continue reading Treaty of Fort Stanwix

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Cowgirls

What would the wild west have been like without cowboys and their female counterparts, cowgirls? Certainly not near as exciting as we know it today. There was a need in those days for a strong female presence, after all, the wild west was a harsh time to live in. Even today, cowgirls play an integral… Continue reading Cowgirls