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HIST 2499/HIST 4499: The Wild, Wild, West: Possible Topics

Miscellaneous Topics

Battle of Little Bighorn

Black Hills Gold Rush

Buffalo Soldiers

California Gold Rush

Cattle Industry

Cattle Drives

Conestoga Wagons

Copper Mining

Cowboys

Dodge City, Kansas

Donner Party

Emigrant Guidebooks

Exodusters

Fur Trade

Gambling

Gunfighters

Homestead Act of 1862

Homesteading

Horse Theft

Law and Order

Lewis & Clark Expedition

Lumber Industry

Lynching

Magazines and Newspapers

Mining Camps

Missions

Mormon Trail

Mormons

Oklahoma Land-rush

Oregon Trail

Overland Travel

Pioneer Life

Pony Express

Prostitution

Railroads

Saloons

Sheep & Sheep Ranching

Silver Mining

Sioux Wars

Teachers on the Frontier

Timber Culture Act

Union Pacific Railroad

Vigilantism

Wells Fargo & Company

Western Art

Women’s Christian Temperance Union

Outlaws & Bandits

Billy the Kid

Black Bart

John Brown

Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker)

Dalton Gang

Doc Holliday (John Henry Holiday)

Jesse James

Bartholomew Masterson (Bat)

Doc Middleton (James M. Riley)

Francisco Villa (Pancho)

PEOPLE OF THE WEST

James Bridger  (Jim)

Christopher Houston Carson (Kit)

William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)

James Fenimore Cooper

David Crockett (Davey)

Crazy Horse

George Armstrong Custer

Earp Brothers

John Charles Freemont

Geronimo (Apache)

James Butler Hickok (Wild Bill)

Chief Joseph (Nez Perce)

Black Kettle

Frederic Remington

Sitting Bull (Sioux)

Joseph Smith

John August Sutter

Tecumseh (Shawnee)

Mark Twain

Brigham Young

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