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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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Davy Crockett

David Crockett is known to be an American hero born on the 17th of August of 1786. The buck-skinned and fearless Crockett may be more myth than reality by this point, as many people may not remember him for what he really was, a soldier, frontiersman and politician. Since his death, his tales have been… Continue reading Davy Crockett

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The Code of The West and The All American Cowboy

There a man's work was to be done, and a man's life to be lived, and when death was to be met, he met it like a man." - Deadwood Dick Mention the Wild West and you get visions of Clint Eastwood in the “Good the Bad and the Ugly” or Gene Autry and Yul… Continue reading The Code of The West and The All American Cowboy

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Daniel Boone – American Pioneer and Explorer

Daniel Boone is one of America’s most celebrated pioneers, who spent many years exploring and settling the American frontier. He was of English and Welsh Quaker ancestry, and his parents had moved to the United States because of religious persecution. Boone was born on November 2, 1734 and left the Quaker settlement in his youth,… Continue reading Daniel Boone – American Pioneer and Explorer

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The Oregon Trail – America’s Pioneer Route

The main pathway followed by Americans looking for new lands and opportunities on the frontier, during the 1800s, was known as the Oregon Trail. The route stretched 2000 miles from Missouri, over the Great Plains and the Continental Divide, ending in the Californian gold fields and the Willamette Valley. Between 1840 and 1860 more than… Continue reading The Oregon Trail – America’s Pioneer Route

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English Colonial Settlements that began the American Frontier

Europeans arrived in the Americas in the hopes of expanding their empires, and creating more international dominion. Although different European nations settled in North America, each country’s expansion took a different route. The American Frontier was the continual movement of the English colonial settlers westward. The first attempt made by the English to create a… Continue reading English Colonial Settlements that began the American Frontier

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The American Frontier – The Settlement of the West

The beginning of the American Frontier was marked by European settlement along the Atlantic coastline and eastern rivers, and continued until the last mainland states were added to the country in 1912. It was marked by the contrasting area at the edge of the European-American line of settlement, which moved steadily westward, from the 1630s… Continue reading The American Frontier – The Settlement of the West