Book: The American West: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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A

Ácoma,
adaptability (of Indians), ,
adoption (by Indians), ,
affordable housing,
African Americans, , ,
agriculturalists, , , , ,
agriculture, , , , , , ,
challenges in, ,
Great American Desert and,
Alaska,
alcohol, , , ,
Algonquians,
alliances, , , ,
American expansion, , . See also
American Progress, ,
American Revolution, ,
Amherst, Jeffery,
Anasazi, ,
anti-Chinese movement, , ,
antislavery cause (1850),
Apache Indians,
Appalachians, ,
archaeologists,
Army, US, , , , ,
arson. See
Asian Americans,
atomic weapon testing,

B

banditry,
baptism,
barter. See
Basques,
Battle of Point Pleasant,
battles, , , ,
Bay Area. See
beavers, , ,
Beaver Wars,
betrayal (of Indians by British), ,
Bierstadt, Albert, ,
biotic transoceanic migration,
Bisbee, Arizona,
bison,
boarding schools, ,
boomtowns,
Boone, Daniel, ,
border patrol, , ,
boundaries,
Boyle Heights,
bracero program,
Britain,
British colonies, f
British people, , , , ,
brutality,
Buffalo Bill. See
burial practices,

C

Cahokia, , ,
comparative views of,
continental views of,
diet and,
domination and,
Europe and, ,
excavations in,
fall of,
farming in,
food supply and,
men of,
mounds of, , ,
population of,
social hierarchies in,
warfare and,
women of, ,
Cahokians, ,
defense of,
rituals of,
well being of,
California. See also ; ;
citizens of,
Mexican,
population in,
capital and labor battles,
Captain Pipe,
captives, , ,
casinos (Indian),
Catholicism, , ,
Catholic Mexicans,
cattle,
cattlemen, ,
census, , ,
Centralia, Washington,
Chaco Canyon, ,
Cherokee Indians, ,
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882),
Chinese laborers,
Chinese people, ,
Christianity, ,
citizenship, , , ,
civil rights,
Civil War, , ,
Clanton, Billy,
Clark, William, ,
climate change, , ,
coal,
Cody, William, ,
Cold War, , ,
colonial era,
colonialism, ,
colonies, , , f
colonization, , ,
Columbus, Christopher, , ,
Comanche Indians, , ,
communal landholdings,
communism,
comparative views,
competition, ,
concentration camps. See
condemnation (of Mormons),
Confederation of Ohio Indians,
conservation, ,
conservationists,
consolidated monarchies,
conspiracy,
continental views,
corn, ,
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, ,
corporations, , , ,
corruption,
coureurs de bois, ,
cowboys, , ,
Cuba,
cultivation, , ,
cultural adaptation,
cultural blending, , , ,
cultural development,
cultural productions,
cultural purification,
cultural renaissance,
cultural revolution,
Curtis, Edward,

D

dams, ,
Dawes, Henry,
Dawes General Allotment Act (1887),
death, , ,
decimation,
defense industry,
deforestation,
deindustrialization,
de la Guerra, Pablo, , , ,
demand, ,
demographic changes,
depletion of resources, , , ,
deportation, , , ,
de Soto, Hernando,
detribalization,
diet, ,
discrimination,
disease, , ,
diversification, . See also
diversity, , , , , ,
Doc Holliday. See
Dodge City, Kansas,
domination, , , ,
drought, , , ,
dry farming,
Dust Bowl,

E

Earp, Morgan,
Earp, Virgil,
Earp, Wyatt,
economic boom,
economic development,
economic difficulty,
economic oppression,
economic revival,
economic shifts,
economic stimulus,
economy, ,
Edmunds Act,
England,
English colonization,
entertainment industry, , . See also
environmental challenges,
environmental changes. See
essays,
ethnic cleansing, , . See also
ethnic enclaves,
ethnic tension,
Europe,
colonialism of, ,
goods of,
towns of,
Europeans,
Cahokia and, ,
colonies of, ,
hunting and,
Indians and, , , ,
New Mexico and,
North America and,
technology and,
tools of,
excavations,
exclusion, , ,
Exclusion Act (1882),
executions, ,
Executive Order 9066, ,
expansionism, . See also ;
exploitation, , ,
explorers, , . See also
exports,
expulsion,
extermination, , . See also

F

factory jobs,
Fallen Timbers,
family preference rule,
farmers. See
farming. See
fascism,
federal funding, , ,
federal government. See
film, , . See also
fire,
first impressions (of Indians by Europeans),
First West, , , , , ,
food. See
foreigners,
Forest Reserve Act (1891),
Forest Service, US, ,
Fort Stanwix,
Four Corners region, ,
France, , , ,
French and Indian War,
French colonists,
French traders,
fur trade, , ,

G

Gage, Thomas,
Gasden Purchase (1853),
Gast, John, ,
Gateway Arch (St. Louis), ,
genocide, ,
geographic depictions,
Germany, ,
germs, , ,
Geronimo,
Ghost Dance,
gifts, ,
globalization,
gold, , , , ,
Gold Rush, , ,
Gorras Blancas,
government, US, , , f, ,
The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck),
Great American Desert, , , ,
Great Depression,
Great Plains, , , ,
The Great Train Robbery,
gunfight at OK Corral,
gunfights,
guns, ,
Guthrie, Woody,

H

Harlins, Latasha,
Hermana, New Mexico,
Hetch Hetchy Valley,
heterogeneity, , ,
Higley, Brewster,
Hispanic families,
historians,
historical presentations,
history, , ,
Holliday, John,
Hollywood,
Homestead Act (1862), ,
homesteaders,
Hoover, Herbert,
horses,
housing, ,
hunter-gatherers,
hunters,
hunting, ,

I

immigrants, , , , , ,
Chinese,
restrictions on,
as scapegoats,
immigration, , , , ,
patterns of,
population and,
restrictions on, ,
Immigration Reform Act (1965), ,
Imperial Japan,
imperial rivalries, ,
imports,
Indian America, ,
Indian confederacy, , , . See also ;
Indian prophets,
Indian removal,
Indian renaissance,
Indian reservations, f,
Indian resistance,
Indians, , , , , . See also specific tribes
achievements of,
adaptability of,
American society and,
boarding schools and, ,
British and, , ,
brutality to,
citizenship of,
Clark and,
colonial domination of, ,
Columbus and,
cultural revolution and,
de Soto and,
development and,
disease and,
English colonies and,
European colonialism and,
Europeans and, , , ,
execution of,
extermination of,
France and, ,
horses and,
Jefferson and,
Lewis and,
mobility of, ,
population of, , ,
poverty and,
rebellion of,
revolt and,
saviors of,
societies of,
sorcery and,
survival of,
traditional life of, ,
of trans-Appalachia,
unemployment and,
war parties,
women and, ,
Indians, Californian,
Indians, Mexican. See
Indian Wars,
International Workers of the World (IWW),
internment camps. See
Interstate Highway Act (1956),
Irish,
Iroquois Confederacy,
Iroquois Indians, ,
irrigation, , f
IWW. See

J

Jackson, Andrew, ,
Japanese Americans, , , ,
Jefferson, Thomas, , , , ,
Jeffersonian persuasion,
Jews,
jobs, , ,
Johnson, William,

K

Kentucky,
King, Rodney, ,
King George III,
King’s English,
Korean Americans,

L

laborers, , , ,
labor unions, , ,
land, , , ,
land policies,
landscapes,
Lange, Dorothea, ,
language,
Latinos, ,
laws, , , , ,
Leone, Sergio, ,
Lewis, Meriwether, ,
Lewis and Clark,
Limerick, Patricia,
literacy,
Little Big Horn (1876),
livestock,
lobbying,
looting,
Los Angeles, California, , , , ,
Indians in,
population of, ,
Los Angeles Riot (1871), ; (1965) , ; (1992), ,
Louisiana colony, ,
Louisiana Purchase, ,
Louisiana territory, , ,

M

maize. See
Man and Nature (Marsh),
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,
maps, , f, , , f,
Marlboro Man, ,
Marsh, George, ,
Massachusetts, , , ,
massacres, , ,
May, Karl,
media, ,
men,
of Cahokia,
mountain, ,
white,
Mexican Americans, , ,
Mexican-American War,
Mexicans, , , ,
Mexico, , ,
citizens of,
economic difficulty in,
political instability of,
Texas and,
United States and, ,
war and, , ,
Mexico City,
microbes, ,
migrants, , ,
migration, , ,
biotic transoceanic,
of Mormons,
to Pacific coast,
seasonal,
mines,
mining industry,
mining towns,
missionaries, , ,
Mississippi, ,
Mississippi River, ,
Missouri, ,
Missouri River,
Missouri Territory,
mobility (of Indians), ,
Monk’s Mound,
Moran, Thomas, ,
Mormons,
condemnation of,
irrigation and,
migration of,
polygamy and,
settlements of,
mounds, , ,
Mountain Meadows, Utah,
mountain men, ,
Mt. Lee,
Muir, John,
multiethnic neighborhoods,
Murray, Hugh,
My Western Home (Higley),

N

Napoleon,
Narragansett Indians,
National Bureau of Reclamation,
National Origins Act (1924),
National Parks, ,
Native Americans. See
native trading routes,
natural resources, , ,
nature, , , ,
Navajo Indians,
Nazi Germany,
negotiators,
Nevada,
New Deal,
New England, , . See also
New France, f, ,
Newland, Francis,
Newlands Act. See
New Mexico, , , , , ,
nonwhites,
North America, ,
nuclear weapons,

O

Ohio Indians,
Ohio River,
Ohio Valley,
OK Corral,
Okies,
Old Hickory. See
Old Southwest,
Oñate, Juan de,
101 Ranch Company,
opportunity, , ,
Oregon,
outlaws,
overtrapping. See
Owens River,

P

Pacific coast,
Pacific Rim,
painting, ,
Pearl Harbor, , ,
People v. Hall (1854),
Phelps Dodge Corporation,
Pico, Pio, , , ,
Pilgrims,
Pinchot, Gifford, ,
Platte River,
Plymouth,
political instability,
politics, , ,
Polk, James,
polygamy,
Popé, ,
population, , , ,
of Cahokia,
in California,
decline of,
diversification of,
immigration and,
of Indians, , ,
of Los Angeles, ,
post–World War II American West,
poverty, , ,
Powell, John, ,
Praying Towns,
precious metals. See
precolonial American history,
precolonial development,
prejudices,
Proclamation Line,
projections,
prophets, ,
prospectors, ,
Pueblo Bonita,
Pueblo Indians,
Pueblo revolt (1680),
pyramids. See

R

race,
race relations,
race riots,
racial ordering,
raids, , , , ,
railroad corporations, ,
range wars,
reclamation, , ,
Reclamation Act (1902), , , ,
Red Scare (1919),
regulations, ,
religious repression,
removal, ,
Removal Act,
resistance (of Indians), , , ,
restrictions, , ,
restrictive covenants, ,
Revolutionary War, . See also
rights, ,
Rio Grande,
riots, ,
rituals,
Roosevelt, Franklin, ,
Roosevelt, Theodore, , , , ,

S

sacrifices,
Salem, Massachusetts, , ,
Sand Creek, Colorado,
San Francisco, California, , ,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, , ,
savages,
saviors,
Seattle, Washington,
settlements, . See also
Seven Years’ War, . See also
sexual exploitation,
Shawnee Indians,
shipyards,
Silicon Valley,
Sioux Indians, ,
Sitting Bull,
slavery, ,
slaves, ,
social hierarchies,
social instability,
society, American,
sorcery, , ,
South Dakota,
Spaghetti Westerns,
Spain, ,
Spaniards, , ,
attack of,
dependence and,
Pueblo Indians and,
Spanish conquest,
Stanford University,
Steinbeck, John,
St. Louis, Missouri, ,
stock market collapse (1929),
strikes, ,
suburbanization,
Supreme Court,
survival,
Sutter, John,

T

taxes,
Taylor Grazing Act (1934),
technology, , ,
Tejanos,
television,
territories, , , , ,
Tewa Pueblo,
Texas,
Thanksgiving,
Tombstone, Arizona,
tools,
torture,
trade, , , , ,
trade routes, ,
traders,
Trail of Tears,
trans-Appalachia, ,
Transylvania Company,
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848), , ,
Treaty of Paris (1763), ,
tribal communalism,
tribal government,
Trist, Nicholas,
Tuolomne River,
Turner, Frederick, ,

U

unemployment, ,
United Nations Genocide Convention,
United States, , . See also ; ;
unity,
urban dwellers,
Utah, ,
Utah Territory,

V

victims,
vigilantism,
violence, , , , ,
violence of 1992,
vocational training,
voting, , ,

W

wages, ,
Wall Street,
Wall Street Journal,
Wampanoag Indians,
war, , , , . See also specific wars
between,
beavers and,
Cahokia and,
Indians and, ,
Mexico and, , ,
opportunities and,
war industry, ,
War of 1812,
warriors,
Washington, DC, ,
Washington, George, , ,
water, , f
water projects. See
water wars,
Watts riot, ,
Wayne, Anthony,
Wayne, John, , ,
West
culture of,
foreign influences and,
Great Depression and,
legend/myth of,
maps of,
as Promised Land,
Washington and,
watering of,
westerners,
western goods,
Westerns,
westward expansion, f,
white,
Americans,
men,
women,
white supremacy,
Wild West,
Wild West shows, , ,
witchcraft. See
witches,
Wobblies,
women
Cahokian, ,
cultivation and,
horses and,
Indian, ,
migrants,
paid workforce and,
sexual exploitation of,
voting and,
white,
World War I,
World War II, , , ,
Wounded Knee,
Wovoka,

Y

Yellowstone National Park,
Yosemite National Park, ,
Young Hickory. See
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