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Title: Cowboys


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Cowboys miners
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Cowboys
  • Cattle Boom
  • New land Railroads hungry people Boom
  • Texas Longhorn
  • A new breed of cattle that was tough enough to
    withstand the long drives
  • Long drives
  • Getting the cattle from the ranch to the railhead
  • Railhead
  • Town along a railroad

3
Cowboys
4
Cowboys
  • One of the toughest jobs in american history
  • Cattle sheep
  • Diversity
  • A large portion of real cowboys were Black and
    hispanic (Vaqueros)
  • While hispanics were still considered 2nd class
    cowboys, black cowboys worked, lived, and were
    paid the same as whites.

5
Cowboys
  • Nat love a.ka. Deadwood dick

6
Cowboys
  • Open range system
  • Big companies, ranchers took advantage of free
    land to make big
  • Former Native American land was converted into
    public grazing land for cattle and sheep

7
Cowboys
  • The end of the cattle boom
  • Overgrazing on the open Range destroyed the
    land
  • Barbed wire cut off access to open land and water
  • Too much beef Beef prices drop

8
Miners
  • Comstock Lode
  • Silver mine in Nevada
  • 500 Million

9
Miners
  • Sewards folly
  • In 1867, miners were pushing north beyond u.s.
    borders
  • To avoid a territorial dispute with America,
    Russia sold Alaska to the u.s. in 1867
  • Seward U.S. secretary of state
  • Follymistake

10
Miners
  • Sewards folly
  • 1867
  • About 30 years later, in 1896, gold was
    discovered
  • Klondike gold rush Gold rush in alaska that
    established settlement in the new state

11
Miners
  • Mining life
  • Frame shanties…tents of canvas…of potato
    sacks…with empty whiskey barrels for chimneyt
    smoky hovels of mud and stone coyote holes in
    the mountainside forcibly seized by men.
  • …furious race for wealth, in which men lost
    their identity almost…and lived a fearfully
    excited life, forgetting home and kindred…
  • We do not live, we only stay We are too poor to
    get away

12
Miners
  • Mining life
  • Diversity
  • Various groups (chinese, irish, mexican, german,
    chilean, etc.) occasionally fought, but as mining
    camps turned into mining towns, stability
    followed.
  • More was made starting Businesses in mining
    towns than was made actually mining

13
Miners
  • Big Business takes over
  • Mining companies had the to own heavy mining
    equipment
  • Companies soon took over the business, replacing
    lone miners with company employees.
  • Labor Unions-arose to stop mistreatment of miners
    by their employers
  • Big mining eventually destroyed land through
  • Leveling of mountains
  • Flooding
  • deforestation

14
Review
  • What delicious animal became popular during the
    cattle boom because of its toughness?
  • Whats a railhead?
  • How did cowboys provide an early example of
    interracial cooperation?
  • What is the open range system? How might it be
    considered hypocritical?
  • What Nevada silver mine yielded over 500 mil?
  • Howd we get Alaska?
  • One negative effect of the mining industry

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