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19 Th Century Sierra Nevada
1,000 wordsAlbert Bierstadt's Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California is a scenic canvas oil painting on display at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. Created in 1868, this enormous painting is approximately six by ten feet in size (Honour and Fleming, 2000). The subject matter of this piece is typical of Bierstadt, who is known for his detailed landscapes, especially those of the Rockies and Sierras of the American West. Collectively, Alberts works are manipulated and slightly ...
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Gas Station License Plate
1,900 wordsMary and Peter Jackson were driving down highway 50 in the middle of Nevada when Collie Entragian, the Desperation police officer, pulled them over for having a missing rear license plate. He told Peter that he could take the front license plate off and put it on the back and they should be ok. Peter went to the trunk of the car to get a tool kit under the spare tire. When he lifted up the tire to get the tools, Entragian and Peter found a bag of marijuana. Entragian started to get violent and h...
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American West Ordinary People
374 wordsFredrick Jackson Turner developed the thesis that the American West created and reinforced the American ideals of: equality, democracy, opportunity, and individualism. I disagree with Turners thesis and feel that the American West created just the opposite. It created a period of inopportunity and inequality especially between the rich and the poor classes of the time period. There are many things to show that Turners thesis was off beam. The Homestead Act was one such thing. This act gave every...
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North And South Great Plains
1,723 wordsWild mustangs have captured the thoughts and imagination of almost everyone at some point in time. From pictures of wild horses silhouetted against the sunset, to visions of the Wild West and the Cowboys and Indians that rode the wild mustangs and ponies. But how much of these stories are true and what part is pure imagination? My grandfather was a farmer for many years in southern Nevada, and although he was never a "mustang" he used to tell me some very exciting stories when we would go back t...
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Brokeback Mountain A Timeless Struggle
1,313 wordster> A Timeless Struggle: Knowing the Right Thing to do and Doing the Right Thing Author Isaac Asimov once wrote, Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right. This saying came to mind while reading both Montana 1948 and Brokeback Mountain. The authors, Larry Watson (Montana 1948) and Annie Proulx (Brokeback Mountain) both write stories with the internal conflict of man vs. himself. In Montana 1948 Larry Watsons main characters the Hayden family cope with a situat...
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19 Th Century Pueblo Indians
1,767 wordsNavajo Indians The history of American Indians is unique, tragic and optimistic at the same time. It is unique, because Indians were autochthon's of the American continent and have experienced all stages of its settlement by Europeans, beginning from the first colonies of the 17 th century and up to the development of new western borders at the end of the 19 th century. It is tragic, because of the conflict between aboriginal tribes and European invaders, where traditions and way of life of Indi...
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Gilded Age Native Americans
817 wordsThe Gilded Age The Gilded Age was considered to be the time of the greatest economic, territorial, industrial, and population expansion in American history. It began with the 1876 election of Rutherford B. Hayes. The Gilded Age put the main basis of the American society as a multinational diversified society due to increasing immigration. Such phenomena as prejudices and racial discrimination were the typical features of the Gilded Age. What is more, they were founded during the Gilded Age. The ...
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Donner Party American West
845 wordsLets roll Wagons West: The Epic Story of Americas Overland Trails by Frank Mc Lynn 510 pp, Cape It is extraordinary to recall that when the Lewis and Clark expedition returned from the first crossing of America in 1806, the USs western frontier was still largely defined by the Appalachian mountains. Yet within just 50 years of that legendary journey, the nation had acquired almost the entire region the explorers had traversed as far as the Pacific. In California alone there were more than 200, 0...
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