Up to June 30, 1834, Andrew Jackson had aggressively enforced the Indian Removal Act. Unit study resources.
Oklahoma Land Rush Unit ~ About 10,000 settlers crowd along the line, and there are only some 1,100 homesteads available.
Step into the world of The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Unit resources.
On July 15, 1806, Captain Zebulon Pike set out from a landing at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers with two boats, two lieutenants, one sergeant, two corporals, sixteen privates, one surgeon, one interpreter, and fifty-one Indians, mostly Osages ransomed from the Pottawatomie tribe. Pike was to escort these Osages, including two influential […]
On July 4, 1805, Oregon Trail guide Stephen Meek was born. He was famous (or infamous) for wandering into the desert and getting lost. Oregon Trail unit resources.
The Golden Spike and the cross-country race between the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific. Unit study and resources.
Horace Greeley was born on this date, February 3, in 1811 and is credited with the phrase. A look at Westward Expansion.