As the United States progressed, it grew in size, reaching to its full continental area by 1850. At first, only a few people came through, trappers, and missionaries. Later came white settlers to see what else the United States had to offer. As this happened, territories began to form. There
The land of 10,000 lakes—Minnesota—has a diverse culture and people, who came together to create a diverse and compelling history. Within the boundaries of the state, the history started early, way before the European settlers came to America and started to explore westward. The first people to inhabit the state were tribes of Native Americans. Slowly, the Europeans started to move into the territory that would become Minnesota. These Europeans had the population necessary to establish Minnesota as a state in 1858. The first volume of this book explored the early history of Minnesota, to 1880. This volume, the second, will explore the history of the state from 1880 to the present. Like the first book,
Appalachia is often portrayed as an arrested frontier, a geographically isolated subculture, and reservoir of culturally homogenous. Appalachians are pictured as proud, fiercely independent, and god-fearing southerners. But in all reality they are portrayed as fighting and feuding, barefooted and backward, ignorant degenerates, downtrodden by centuries of isolation, inbreeding, and poverty. So how was Appalachia discovered? Well Appalachia was prompted in the mid 1870s by local color writers such as Mary Murfee and John Fox Jr. who explored in fiction and travel sketches such mountain themes as conflicting Civil War loyalties, moon shining, and feuding. (Billings)
Originally California was not well known. One of the first mass migrations to California was the Gold Rush. During the Gold rush many people from all around the world and within the states itself rushed to California in hopes of finding gold and making a fortune. The gold rush also allowed California to become more ethnically diverse due to the migration to California. Today California is known to be one of the most ethnically diverse state in the US.
During the years between 1840 and 1890, the land west of the Mississippi River experienced a wild and sporadic growth. The natural environment contributed greatly to this growth spurt and helped shape the development of the trans-Mississippi west. The natural environment dictated and facilitated the development of the west by way of determining who settled where, how the people survived, why people wanted to settle, and whether they were successful or not.
The Journey of moving west was a big deal back then do to transportation and technology. But have you ever wondered why people wanted to move west? Or why people were leaving the land they grew up on? A majority of people going west started in Missouri, other starting points included Nebraska and Iowa. The people that decided to go on this journey wanted to escape one of the many problems that was going on in the east. Some of the problems were economic and religious problems. Some of the people on this trip were runaway slaves looking to start fresh or a criminal that was running away from their crimes. Another reason people went to Oregon was to get there riches in gold by mining.
Hello my name is Ray, today I will be discussing the novel we have been studying; Larry Watson's 'Montana 1948". Watson's stereotype of a 1940's housewife is depicted through the characters Enid and Gail. The reader is shown throughout the text of female characters re: to take the backseat in relationships and that their place is in the home. Merce County during the 1940's, this idea is shown to the reader constantly by Larry Watson in the novel. Watson presents this stereotype as one that can be tested; only if first the character chooses to do so. Both Enid and Gail have the power to push these limits and be heard only when they free themselves from the stereo type in question. It is very hard not to
After settling the land on the east coast of the United States, many wanted to gain more out of the land in order to create wealth. The main location of population in Michigan was in certain places for certain reasons. Their lives were not the greatest, but they worked hard for what they had. Western expansion into Michigan was for many important reasons, and became very important in the future of the United States.
The mountain men were known for their explorations and fur trapping in the Rocky Mountains and the great plains from about 1810 to 1880. Outside of their explorations and trapping, the Mountain Men also created Emigrant Trails which allowed Americans of the East to settle in the West. To some they [mountain men] symbolized the rugged freedom of the frontier, to others, anarchy and degradation. The debate surrounding mountain men was, at its core, really a debate about the nature of the West: was the frontier the site of healthy independence or dangerous dissolution? Through the rising and crashing of the trappers ' rendezvous in the 1840 's and the scarce enemies that the mountain
Montana 1948 by Larry Watson is a novel set during the time of post Second World War in the rural town of Bentrock – located in Mercer County, Montana USA. There are a series of events that occur which demonstrate how abusing power can result in catastrophic consequences which affect both individuals and communities. Characters Frank, Julian, Wes, and the whole white community abused their capabilities which resulted in negative outcomes.
How does Turner explain the recurring need for communication and transportation along the American frontier?
The environment people grow up in influences their character. Your decisions and the views you have shape your character. The setting influences the characters decisions and views in Montana 1948 and A River Runs Through It.
In the novel Montana 1948, by Larry Watson, we witness this through the eyes of David a 12 year old narrator, the sickness and death of his beloved caretaker Marie Little Soldier by the doing of his Uncle Frank whom he has always looked up to. An important character central to the story is David’s father Wesley the sheriff of Bentrock who is brave, courageous, conflicted and, protective of his family. A message Wesley helps us understand a thought-provoking message that it is difficult to choose between family and doing the right thing.
After dinner one night, Wes suggested that David and his mother go for a walk as he wanted to talk to Marie again. But they didn’t go far, they went to their backyard. David decides to ask his mother what was going on, even though he already knew. She reply’s with saying that there may be possible trouble with the Indians. He asks his mother many questions about the Marie situations, but she gives him vague answers.