American West and Native Americans

Articles on pre-Revolutionary American Indian and frontier Western culture


American West – White Man’s Opinion of the Plains Indians

As the population of America grew, so people began to move away from the cities and towns onto the Plains. At first the Indians welcomed the settlers; it was their belief that the land should be shared. However, problems soon began.    The whites killed...
American West – Manifest Destiny

American West – Manifest Destiny

“(It is) ..our manifest destiny to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty”  In 1845 these words were written by John O’Sullivan, a democrat...

American West – The Great American Desert

The Great American Desert was the name given, in the first half of the nineteenth century, to the area west of the Mississippi river. At the time, the area was only inhabited by tribes of native American Indians. White Americans considered it to be unfit for...

American West – Timeline

Date Summary Event 6th April  1830 Mormons founded Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion. Smith claimed that, after seeing a vision of an angel called Moroni, he discovered some hidden gold plates bearing inscriptions. The translation of the inscriptions was...

Native Americans – Tribes/Nations

For more information on counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   There were many different Native American tribes and those with similar...
Native Americans – Origins

Native Americans – Origins

Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492 – Wrong! Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot in the country that was to be called America – Right! There is a huge difference between the two statements above. The North American continent...
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