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History, The Trans-Mississippi West

Rocky Mountain region, Great Plains, Settlers, Civil War, Native Americans

After the Civil War, hope of economic opportunity lured migrants and immigrants west to the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain region. Settlers battled Native Americans for desirable lands, carved out farms, and built mines and ranches. By the end of the century, the Western territories had turned into states, and their residents had become part of a rapidly industrializing economy.

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Rocky Mountain region, Great Plains, Settlers, Civil War, Native Americans, ranches, immigrants, mines, farms, century, states

 
 

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