eBook Settlement of America (1607–1890): Encyclopedia of Westward Expansion from Jamestown to the Closing of the Frontier, 1st Edition

  • James A. Crutchfield
  • Candy Moulton
  • Terry Del Bene
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  • ISBN-10: 076568280X
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682802
  • DDC: 978.02
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 672 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

A formative movement and defining theme in American history, the settlement of the frontier and expansion of U.S. territory from the Atlantic to Pacific Ocean are the focus of this compelling and richly detailed new work. Rigorously researched and colorfully written by experts in the field of Western history, the nearly 500 articles in this encyclopedia provide the most current scholarship on America’s frontier movement over the course of three centuries. The depth and breadth of coverage help students appreciate shifting historical perspectives and understand how Western expansion shaped the national character. A multicultural approach allows students to consider frontier settlement from multiple perspectives—of explorers and settlers, trappers and traders, Native Americans, immigrants, and women. Supporting materials include extensive photos, maps, primary documents, and a master bibliography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction: Westward Expansion From Jamestown to the Closingof the Frontier.
A–Z Entries.
1: Abert, James William (1820–1897).
2: Adams, John Quincy (1767–1848).
3: Adams-Onís Treaty (1819).
4: Adobe Walls, Battles of.
5: Alamance, Battle of.
6: Alamo, The.
7: Alaska Purchase (1867).
8: Allison Commission.
9: American Fur Company.
10: American Horse (1840–1908).
11: Apache.
12: Arapaho.
13: Arikara.
14: Arikara War.
15: Armijo, Manuel (ca. 1792–1853).
16: Army of the West.
17: Arts and Letters.
18: Ashley, William Henry (ca. 1778–1838).
19: Astor, John Jacob (1763–1848).
20: Astoria.
21: Atkinson, Henry (1782–1841).
22: Attacullaculla (ca.1712–1778).
23: Audubon, John James (1785–1851).
24: Austin, Moses (1761–1821).
25: Austin, Stephen F. (1793–1836).
26: Baker, James (1818–1898).
27: Barbed Wire.
28: Bartlett, John Russell (1805–1886).
29: Beale Wagon Road.
30: Bear Flag Revolt.
31: Beaver.
32: Becknell, William (ca. 1787–1856).
33: Beckwourth, James P. (1798–1866).
34: Bent, St. Vrain & Company.
35: Bent Brothers.
36: Bent, Charles (1799–1847).
37: Bent, George (1814–1847).
38: Bent, Robert (1816–1841).
39: Bent, William (1809–1869).
40: Benton, Thomas Hart (1782–1858).
41: Bent's Fort.
42: Bidwell, John (1819–1900).
43: Billings, Frederick (1823–1890).
44: Bison, American.
45: Black Hawk (1767–1838).
46: Black Hawk War (1832).
47: Black Hills Expeditions.
48: Black Kettle (ca. 1803–1868).
49: Blackfoot.
50: Blue Water Creek, Battle of.
51: Bodmer, Karl (1809–1893).
52: Bonneville, Benjamin Louis (1796–1878).
53: Boone, Daniel (1734–1820).
54: Boonesborough, Kentucky.
55: Boudinot, Elias (1802–1839).
56: Boundary Commissions.
57: Bowie, James (ca. 1796–1836).
58: Bozeman, John (1835–1867).
59: Bozeman Trail.
60: Bridger, Jim (1804–1881).
61: Bridger Trail.
62: Buffalo Soldiers.
63: Burnet, David G. (1788–1870).
64: Burnett, Peter Hardeman (1807–1895).
65: Burr, Aaron (1756–1836).
66: Butterfield Stage.
67: Calhoun, John C. (1782–1850).
68: California, Conquest of.
69: California Trail.
70: Campbell, Robert (1804–1879).
71: Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
72: Carrington Family.
73: Carson, Kit (1809–1868).
74: Cashman, Nellie (ca. 1850–1925).
75: Catlin, George (1796–1872).
76: Cattle Brands.
77: Cattle Frontier.
78: Central Pacific Railroad.
79: Charbonneau, Jean Baptiste (1804–1866).
80: Charbonneau, Toussaint (1759–1840).
81: Cherokee.
82: Cherokee Trail.
83: Cherokee Wars.
84: Cheyenne.
85: Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail.
86: Chickasaw.
87: Chinese Immigration.
88: Chisholm Trail.
89: Chivington, John M. (1821–1894).
90: Choctaw.
91: Chouteau Family.
92: Chuck Wagons.
93: Clark, William (1770–1838).
94: Clay, Henry (1777–1852).
95: Clyman, James (1792–1881).
96: Cochise (Cheis) (ca. 1810–1874).
97: Cody, William Frederick (Buffalo Bill) (1846–1917).
98: Colter, John (ca. 1775–1813).
99: Comanche.
100: Compromise of 1850.
101: Conestoga Wagon.
102: Cooke, Jay (1821–1905).
103: Cooke, Philip St. George (1809–1895).
104: Cordoba, Treaty of (1821).
105: Corps of Topographical Engineers.
106: Cox, Ross (1793–1853).
107: Crazy Horse (1840–1877).
108: Creek.
109: Creek Wars.
110: Crockett, Davy (1786–1836).
111: Crook, George (1829–1890).
112: Crooks, Ramsay (1787–1859).
113: Crow.
114: Cumberland Gap.
115: Custer, Elizabeth Bacon (1842–1933).
116: Custer, George Armstrong (1839–1876).
117: Custer Expedition.
118: Davis, Jefferson (1808–1889).
119: Dawes, Henry L. (1816–1903).
120: Dawes Severalty Act (1887).
121: De Smet, Pierre-Jean (1801–1873).
122: Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.
123: Disease.
124: Doak's Stand, Treaty of (1820).
125: Dodge, Henry (1782–1867).
126: Donation Land Claim Act (1850).
127: Doniphan, Alexander William (1808–1887).
128: Donner Party.
129: Douglas, Stephen A. (1813–1861).
130: Drouillard, George (ca. 1775–1810).
131: Dull Knife (1810–1883).
132: Dunbar-Hunter and Freeman-Custis Expeditions.
133: Duniway, Abigail Scott (1834–1915).
134: Eastman, Seth (1808–1875), and Mary Eastman (1818–1877).
135: Elections, Presidential.
136: Emigration Societies.
137: Emory, William H. (1811–1887).
138: Empresario System.
139: End-of-Track Towns.
140: Factory System.
141: Fallen Timbers, Battle of.
142: Fannin, James Walker (1804–1836).
143: Filibusters.
144: Firearms.
145: Fitzpatrick, Thomas “Broken Hand” (1799–1854).
146: Flathead.
147: Fontenelle, Lucien (ca. 1800–1840).
148: Forks of the Ohio.
149: Fort Benton.
150: Fort Bridger.
151: Fort Clatsop.
152: Fort Dilts.
153: Fort Hall.
154: Fort Jackson, Treaty of (1814).
155: Fort Kearny (Nebraska).
156: Fort Laramie.
157: Fort Laramie, Treaty of (1868).
158: Fort Leavenworth.
159: Fort Mandan.
160: Fort Osage.
161: Fort Phil Kearny (Wyoming).
162: Fort Robinson.
163: Fort Snelling.
164: Fort Stanwix, Treaty of (1768).
165: Fort Stanwix, Treaty of (1784).
166: Fort Union (New Mexico).
167: Fort Union (North Dakota).
168: Fort Vancouver.
169: Fort Wise, Treaty of (1861).
170: Forts and Fortification.
171: Forty-Niners.
172: Fraser, Simon (1776–1862).
173: Fredonian Rebellion.
174: Frémont, John C. (1813–1890).
175: Frontier Theory.
176: Fur Trade.
177: Gadsden Purchase (1853).
178: Gall (ca. 1840–1894).
179: Garrard, Hector Lewis (1829–1887).
180: Gass, Patrick (1771–1870).
181: Geronimo (ca. 1823–1909).
182: Ghost Dance.
183: Glass, Hugh (ca. 1780–1833).
184: Glenn-Fowler Expedition.
185: Glidden, Joseph (1813–1906).
186: Gold Rushes.
187: Goliad, Battle of.
188: “Gone to Texas”.
189: Goodnight, Charles (1836–1929).
190: Goodnight-Loving Trail.
191: Graduation Act (1854).
192: Grant, Ulysses S. (1822–1885).
193: Grattan Massacre.
194: Gray, Robert (1755–1806).