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  • Alamo, The@
    Sites explore the former mission near San Antonio, Texas where the Mexican Army laid siege for 13 days in 1836.
  • American West
    History of the old west and biographies for its outlaws and heros. Also including links for companies with products devoted to the old American West.
  • Autry Museum of Western Heritage@
    Explores the diverse cultures of the American West through permanent displays, special exhibitions, and educational programs.
  • Battle of San Jacinto (1836)@
    Examines the battle of San Jacinto, generally considered to be one of the most decisive battles of the Texan Revolution for independence from Mexico.
  • Battle of the Little Big Horn@
  • Battle of Wounded Knee@
    Examines the Battle of Wounded Knee, the 1890 conflict that is also known as the Wounded Knee Massacre, and was the last major armed conflict between the Lakota Sioux Nation and the United States.
  • Calico Ghost Town@
    Explores the history of Calico, California, founded as a silver mining town in 1881. Includes a history of the town and how it eventually became a county park.
  • City Transformed: Railroads and Their Influence on the Growth of Chicago in the 1850s
    Finalist entry in the 1995 Chicago Metro History Fair.
  • CyberSoup's The Wild West
    Learn about western legends like Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Soldiers, The Alamo, Native Americans, and Native American culture.
  • Donner Party@
    Learn about Donner Party, the group of American settlers who, in the 1840s, resorted to cannibalism while emigrating to California. Sites offer background information, chronology, museum archives, pictures, maps of the journey, and film based on the fateful journey across Sierra Nevada.
  • Early Advertising of the West, 1867-1918 :::
    Online exhibition of over 450 print advertisements published in local magazines, city directories, and theater pamphlets from 1867 to 1918.
  • Frontier in American History, The
    Collected essays of Frederick Jackson Turner.
  • Glorieta and Raton Passes: Gateways to the Southwest
    Explains how use of the two passes by traders, explorers, settlers, and soldiers ensured that New Mexico and the Southwest would become part of the United States.
  • Gunfight at the OK Corral (7)
    Examines the famous 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral involving Wyatt Earp, Morgan and Virgil Earp, and Doc Holliday against the Clantons and McLaurys.
  • Harvey Houses: Civilizing the Old West
    Continuing the memory of the Fred Harvey Company and its restaurants, hotels, and lunchrooms built along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway.
  • History of the American West, 1860-1920
    Photographs from Denver Public Library illustrating Colorado towns, landscape, history, and lives of the Native Americans.
  • Indian Captivity Narratives
    Stories of Americans and Mexicans captured by Native Americans.
  • Interactive Santa Fe Trail
    Thanks to the Internet, winter snows, summer rains, and night won't stop you from exploring the Santa Fe Trail.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition@
    Examines the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to chart a path across the western U.S. Includes information on the history of the journey, different exhibitions about the trip, and their Native American guide Sacagawea.
  • Library of Fur Trade Historical Source Documents
    Provides electronic transcriptions of historical document related to the Rocky Mountain fur trade from the early half of the 19th Century.
  • Lone Hand Western
    Traces the history of western expansion. Includes chuck wagon lore, music, cowboy stories, and recipes.
  • Meeting of Frontiers [pick] [read review]
    Library of Congress presentation that tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. In English and Russian.
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre@
  • Mountain Men and the Fur Trade
    History, traditions, tools, and mode of living of the trappers, explorers, and traders known as the Mountain Men.
  • Old West
    Defined loosely as the legend and reality of 19th Century America west of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. From Dakota State University.
  • Oregon Trail (5)
    Includes sites about The Oregon Trail, its history in relation to the American West, and information for individuals who want to explore the trail now.
  • Overland Trail
    Established by Ben Holladay in 1862 as a mail and stage coach route from Julesburg Colorado to Fort Bridger Wyoming.
  • Pony Express (5)
    Provides an overview of the Pony Express, the first fast mail service to cross the North America continent. Includes sites on its founding, brief history in operation, and Pony Express museums.
  • Scalp Hunters, The
    Designed to be a supplement to Henry Nash Smith's "Virgin Land."
  • Sidney Heitman Germans from Russia Collection
    Covers the story of the assimilation and influence of Germans from Russia in Colorado. Includes oral histories, photo galleries, and maps.
  • Silver City Ghost Town@
  • Transcontinental Railroad@
    Explores the history of the Transcontinental Railroad, the 1,756 mile long track laid between Sacramento and Omaha in 1869, and its significance to the development of the Western United States as well as to U.S. history.
  • Treaty of Greenville@
  • Treaty With the Potawatami, 1828
    From the Avalon Project at the Law School of Law.
  • Visualizing the West
    Promotes scholarship, collaboration, and creativity in research of the cultural representation of the Western U.S. and Canada.
  • West, The - PBS Series@
    Examines the eight-part PBS documentary series "The West." Includes information to order the shows, a summary of different issues that were addressed by the series, and lesson plans for teachers.
  • Western Historical Quarterly, The
    Promotes the study of the North American West in its varied aspects and broadest sense. Official journal of the Western History Association.
  • Western Mining History
    Reliving the industrial revolution of the West with galleries of historic and modern photographs.
  • WestWeb
    Western American history resource. Includes Canadian and Mexican resources.
  • Whitman Massacre@
  • Women of the West
    Annotated directory.

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