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  American West Steamboat Company, American West Steamboat, American West Steamboat Co
American West Steamboat Company, American West Steamboat, American West Steamboat Co Hotels and
American West Steamboat Company (now Majestic America) combines history and adventure on cruises of Alaska and America's West, including the Columbia, Willamette and Snake rivers.
American West ships boast expansive galleries of artwork and artifacts of the Old West, and feature an expert historian or lecturer on board every cruise.
www.vacationstogo.com /cruise_lines/american_west_steamboat_company.cfm   (191 words)

  
  American West
With this pioneering tradition, American West celebrates the human spirit that lives on in the hearts of many, still today as in days gone by.
As a result of sound growth over the years and benefiting from an established and recognized brand, American West is regarded as the leader in Western handbags and accessories.
Capturing the spirit of the true West, American West designs are influenced by the men and woman who embrace the lifestyle and are proud to be part of the culture.
www.americanwest.cc /info.asp   (353 words)

  
 The American West - Native Americans
Native American Geometry, a physical, proportional geometry that originates from the simple circle.
Conflicts developed between the Native Americans and the Invaders, the latter arriving in overwhelming numbers, as many "as the stars in heaven".
The last major war was not really a war, it was a massacre in 1890 where Indian warriors, women, and children were slaughtered by U.S. cavalrymen at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in a final spasm of ferocity.
www.americanwest.com /pages/indians.htm   (1379 words)

  
 Should American become an Empire?
The answer to this question explains the paradox of American imperialism in the twentieth century: On the one hand we claim we are struggling to bring democracy and freedom to the world, and on the other we fight to deny countries and peoples the very freedoms we claim America stands for.
Some Americans challenged the growth and expansion of an American empire, arguing that a democratic nation could not take and hold colonies and deny to other people the very rights Americans believe they themselves are entitled to.
The irony of American imperialism is that we believed we were bringing our democracy and freedom to others, but in the end denied other countries and the American people the very freedoms we claimed America stood for.
www.colorado.edu /AmStudies/lewis/2010/spanish.htm   (2657 words)

  
 American West
The American West: In the 19th century Americans were fascinated with the stories which Harper's Weekly brought to life with articles and illustrations.
Utah´s American Indians: For the most part, the histories of Utah's American Indian tribes have not been considered a viable and integral part of the history of the state of Utah.
African-Americans and the Old West: The saga of the Old West is filled with tales of adventure with pioneers roving the plains seeking the unknown in the vast territorial lands west of the Mississippi River.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REVwestA.htm   (3819 words)

  
 The American West, 1865 - 1900
The huge herds of American bison that roamed the plains were virtually wiped out, and farmers plowed the natural grasses to plant wheat and other crops.
The cowboy became the symbol for the West of the late 19th century, often depicted in popular culture as a glamorous or heroic figure.
To find additional documents in American Memory on topics related to the West, use such keywords as West, ranching, Native Americans, and pioneers, or search using the names of states or cities in the West.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/riseind/west/west.html   (414 words)

  
 American Indian Nations
The American West has been influenced by far more than the Anglo male cowboy; ranching culture and history is a product of men and women of many ethnicities.
American Indians were involved in ranching in a number of ways: on missions, as cowboys, and as ranchers.
It is important to acknowledge the contributions of American Indians to the history of ranching and to explore the rich legacy of Indian cowboys.
www.americanindian.ucr.edu /references/indian_ranching   (519 words)

  
 American West Travelogue - Commentary on Great Destinations in the American West
People who are planning to travel to the American West, especially on a road trip.
The American West Travelogue offers commentary and information on great destinations in the American West, accompanied by thousands of beautiful photographs.
If you are planning a trip in the American West and need travel information or itinerary planning, please visit our Travel Planning Department.
www.amwest-travel.com   (1065 words)

  
 American West, American West Hand Bags, American West Cell Phone Covers, American West Wallets, American West Clutches, ...
With this pioneering tradition, American West celebrates the human spirit that lives on in the hearts of many, still today as in days gone by.
Capturing the spirit of the true West, American West designs are influenced by the men and woman who embrace the lifestyle and are proud to be part of the culture.
American West therefore will not sacrifice it's steadfast belief that each tooled piece is crafted by individual strikes - one-by-one - to create these beautiful works of art.
www.romanzagifts.com /AmericanWest.html   (759 words)

  
 Research - American West Photographs
Americans had long since explored and settled in many of these areas, but legitimate possession created an impetus for development that began to crystallize as other timely occurrences brought a greater influx of people to the West.
Having arrived at its destiny, the "Wild" West was in a sense officially terminated.
Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad on the 100th meridian approximately 250 miles west of Omaha, Nebr. Terr.
www.archives.gov /research/american-west   (4230 words)

  
 AUEAGLES.COM: Todd West Joins U-20 U.S. National Team as Assistant Coach
In just his second season as head coach, West guided the Eagles to the 2001 Patriot League championship, a berth in the NCAA Tournament where the club advanced to the Sweet 16, and a final national ranking of 14.
American advanced to the Sweet 16 where it fell to eventual National Champion North Carolina, 1-0, in overtime.
American University is concluding an highly successful inaugural season as a member of the Patriot League.
www.american.edu /athletics/msoc/articles/2001-02/5-13_msoc_west_u20.htm   (388 words)

  
 The Male West and the Battle for Civilization
It is the antithesis of the cult of domesticity that dominated American Victorian culture.
The American western is so popular and so prominent in American culture precisely because it examines some of the central contradictions in American life.
As celebratory chronicles of the untamed West, they constructed a history more in line with folkloric fantasies than actual fact, glorifying the frontier not as it was, but as people would liked it to have been.
www.colorado.edu /AmStudies/lewis/west/malewt.htm   (1333 words)

  
 NYPL Map Exhibition on Westward Expansion in America - Heading West: Introduction
Once aware of the immensity of the American continent, those in power sought to explore and to map it.
The surveying and settlement of the territory west of the Appalachians aggressively changed the face of the land.
The discovery and mining of gold, and the continuing desire for access to Asian markets, inspired exploration and improved means of transportation across the continent.
www.nypl.org /west/hw_subhome.shtml   (563 words)

  
 American Western History Museums, Stage Coach, Chuck Wagons, Friends of Freedom
The Museum of The Great American West was created for your pleasure in a hope to shine a realism of light on a very interesting time in history.
The magic of the Old American West today is in the hearts of people in love with the memories and perceptions of which they have experienced or wish they could.
Forts were the highways of the American west.
www.linecamp.com /museums/americanwest/index_americanwest_museums.html   (1176 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The American West: A New Interpretive History: Books: Robert V. Hine,John Mack Faragher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The American West of legend, brimming with ruggedly individualistic cowboys, intrepid pioneers and gunslingers, scarcely exists in this myth-shattering history.
The real West was and continues to be a land of immigrants and of conflicting and melding cultures.
Yet, they also portray the West as a series of regions that were neither empty nor "uncivilized" before the arrival of Europeans and, later, Americans.
www.amazon.com /American-West-New-Interpretive-History/dp/0300078358   (1681 words)

  
 America's West - Development & History
Native American Tribes and Nations Native Americans' "CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE", your one-stop source for in-depth and extensive information on Native Americans, covering the past, the present and the future.
Buffalos once roamed from Canada to Mexico and all over the American plains in very large numbers, estimated at about 60 million at the time ("the plains were fl and appeared as in motion").
However, when the white man moved in and settled in the west, these herds of buffalos were brought to near extinction with only about 300 Buffalos left in 1893.
www.americanwest.com   (902 words)

  
 Amazon.com: American West: Books: Dee Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Drawing on his earlier books coauthored with Martin Schmitt (The Settlers West; Trail Driving Days), Brown focuses here on the inland American West during the last half of the 19th century as the railroads opened up the area to settlers, the Plains Indians made their final stand and cattle ranches spread from Texas to Montana.
This collection of chapters on the American West is an entertaining and informative glimpse into the history of our nation's most misunderstood and glamorized region, but the book seems to try and do too much, and thus ultimately accomplishes little.
Focusing primarily on the West that occurred after the Civil War, it addresses a period of continual evolution, of transition between Native Peoples and their non native counterparts, between law and lawlessness and from one ecological state, wilderness, to farming, ranching and settlement.
www.amazon.com /American-West-Dee-Brown/dp/0684804417   (1789 words)

  
 American West Purses - Free Shipping!
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www.westernpassion.com /c-american-west-purses.html   (313 words)

  
 Multicultural West
The Multicultural American West is a resource site for the interactive exchange of ideas, information, and educational tools related to the US West in multicultural and intercultural perspective.
The West is an extremely rich site for exploring the rewriting of American history as the story of interactions, often tragic, sometimes creative, among a variety of peoples.
While the West has often been relegated to a 19th century "frontier" past, this site explores the multi- and inter-cultural West in the 20th and 21st centuries as well, looking both at continuities with the past and new cultural configurations at play up to the present.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~amerstu/mw   (346 words)

  
 AmericanHeritage.com / The West
By mid-century, popularized by the California gold rush, a geographical West had fixed itself in the American mind: the plains, mountains, deserts, and plateaus that separated the Missouri River from the Pacific shore.
Indian tribes (sometimes fashionably labeled Native Americans) confronted the newcomers in peace and war, in friendship and hostility, in coexistence, in commerce, in diplomacy, and in a host of other relationships.
For the general reader who would learn of the regional West—the West lying between the Missouri River and Pacific Ocean—10 books are here identified as offering a comprehensive story from the advent of the first humans to the present day.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/2004/6/2004_6_35.shtml   (1521 words)

  
 Worksheets - American West
A worksheet with anagrams of key words connected with the American West.
An illustrated spider diagram to show the differences in the lifestyles of the Indians and white Americans.
Answer clues relating to the American West to spell the word 'railway' vertically.
www.historyonthenet.com /Lessons/worksheets/american_west.htm   (772 words)

  
 Teacher Resources - Collection - History of the American West, 1860-1920
Drawn from the collections of the Denver Public Library, History of the American West, 1860-1920, is a collection of over 30,000 photographs that document the history of the American West.
Included are photographs depicting the growth of mining and the activities of the Native Americans living in the area.
You may go directly to the collection, History of the American West, 1860-1920: Photographs from the Collection of the Denver Public Library, in American Memory.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/ndlpedu/collections/amwest/amwintro.html   (225 words)

  
 AmericanHeritage.com / Is America Really So Unique?
The newly settled West served the same purpose for America as overseas countries served for the European power, providing a wealth of natural resources that industrial metropolises could turn into finished goods.” The difference, he continues, is that “the United States could forge these links more cheaply than other empires.
Comparing America’s conquest of the West to Russia’s subjugation of Turkistan, Rauchway points out that Russian colonial staff eventually accounted for roughly 2 percent of Turkistan’s population, whereas American territorial staff in the West never exceeded 0.8 percent of the area’s population.
The West may have been “tamed” by good-old American blood, sweat, and tears, but its conquest was financed largely by foreign capital.
www.americanheritage.com /events/articles/web/20060722-eric-rauchway-blessed-among-nations-richard-hofstadter-arthur-schlesinger-immigrants-west.shtml   (1402 words)

  
 WestWeb: Western History Resource
WestWeb is a topically-organized website about the study of the American West created and maintained by a born-and-bred Westerner, Catherine Lavender, of the Department of History, College of Staten Island, The City University of New York.
An amazing site which addresses women's artistic reactions to the West is Susan Ressler's Women Artists of the American West--Past and Present site, an online course and interdisciplinary resource at Purdue University.
This excellent site is thought-provoking and valuable for examining, as its subtitle suggests, the history of "race, justice, and settling the land" in the North American West.
www.library.csi.cuny.edu /westweb   (401 words)

  
 Lewis and Clark :: Places :: The American West
As Lewis and Clark ventured west and into present-day Montana, they traversed rare and beautiful landscapes — prairie grasslands, rivers, forests and snow-capped mountains.
When Americans remember the Corps journey, they often imagine scenes of the men lugging gear beyond the Great Falls of the Missouri River and the awesome site of the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Farther west, at the Gates of the Mountains near present day Helena, steep limestone cliffs rise up around you, seeming to block your passage along the Missouri River before giving way to a narrow gorge.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/lewisandclark/geography/amwest.html   (488 words)

  
 Learn History - The American West 1840-95 GCSE
This course looks at the way in which the American West was settled and developed by various groups of people between 1840 and 1895, and the impact of this on the Native American peoples.
Early migration and settlement: trappers and miners in the far West; the reasons for increasing migration; the Oregon Trail; Joseph Smith and the Mormons at Salt Lake City.
Conflicts between settlers and the Native American peoples: the clash of cultures; the reasons for the Plains Wars and their outcomes; the Battle of the Little Big Horn and its impact: Custer and Sitting Bull.
www.learnhistory.org.uk /west   (284 words)

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