But these trails for the ranchers were just to the nearest railroads and didn't really have anywhere to store the vast amounts of cattle. Joseph McCoy saw this and decided to build a cow town on the railroad at Abilene in 1867. He built pens for the cows, offices and even a small hotel and advertised the town as a shipping point for cattle. cattle would be driven up from Texas to Abilene and then be transported by railroad to the East. At its peak, between 1867 and 1881 saw 1.5million cattle pass through the town, and everybody including the ranchers made a profit.
When Forscyth's troops surrounded Black Coyote to disarm the man, Black Coyote's gun fired off and caused the troops to fire their weapons at other Indians, thus triggering the massacre. The massacre lasted for less than an hour, but the death toll was high, with 150 Lakota dead and 50 wounded. The siege of Wounded Knee occurred over 80 years later in the year 1973. Before the siege started, members of the Lakota tribe, whose ancestors were involved in the Wounded Knee massacre, and other tribes decided to meet in order to discuss issues such as high unemployment rates and the policies of the Federal Government concerning the tribes. This meeting formed the American Indian Movement, or AIM.
Many banks seized land cattle, and farm machinery from farmers that defaulted on their loans to keep themselves in business (4 pg665). And thus the rise of criminal activity would begin and people like John Dillinger, Machine gun Kelley, Babyface Nelson and of course the famous Bonnie and Clyde would be known and looked at by all. One of the most significant moral dilemmas occurred with Bonnie Parker. After they kill a man in a freak accident during a robbery Clyde comes to her and tells her that no one knows who she is but they’ve seen him. She could leave
DBQ 9 The Farmers’ Movement, 1870-1900 Brice Persiani Why did farmers express discontent during 1870-1900 and what impact did their attitudes and actions have on national politics? The farmers expressed discontent because; manufacturing had a huge growth rate during this period causing agriculture to decline, causing farmers to struggle to make a living. The farmers were now being abused by the railroad companies and banks. The documents show reason for the farmer’s protests, mainly focused on banks and the railroad. The farmers fought against the Gold Standard, railroads, and industrialist during this period causing lots of confrontation.
Barn Burning begins in the county store, which is also the Peace Court. Sarty, afraid and hungry, craves for meat and cheese from the store. At the same time Abner Snopes, Sarty’s father, is being accused of burning Mr. Harris barn down. Sarty is supposed to testify against his father, but knows he must lie and say his father did not burn the barn. The judge and Mr. Harris feel that having Sarty testify is not a good idea.
Buffalo Soldiers (1997) Movie Review The story begins with the sad image of white Texas Rangers stringing up innocent Apache children in hopes of gathering information about Indian chief Victorio. This scene reminded me of the KKK lynching blacks. Luckily, the Buffalo Soldiers arrive in time to save the day and apprehend the rangers. The movie starts in the New Mexico Territory, ex-slave First Sergeant Wyatt (Danny Glover) and the Buffalo soldiers arrest Captain Draper and other Texas Rangers for the murder of the Indian children and trespassing on federal protected land, Captain Draper sets the tone with a nigger comment to First Sergeant Wyatt right before they take the Rangers into custody. Captain Draper would not have disrespected at white soldier but this movie takes place shortly after the end of the Civil War, when former slaves were given their freedom.
He lived in the Currumpaw valley in New Mexico. Many call him the king of it. During the 1890's, Lobo and his pack, were killing the settlers’ livestock. The ranchers tried to kill Lobo and his pack by trying to poison them. They also tried to kill them by using traps and by hunting parties, but these attempts failed.
We’ve got to take cotton quick before the land dies. Then we’ll sell the land. Lots of families in the East would like to own a piece of land.” (Steinbeck, 33) This quote proves that the Joads and other families abused the land. They do not care because the said other families from the east will come and buy the land. “Grandpa killed Indians, Pa killed snakes for the land.” (34) Another Quote that proves Americans acquired the land and did not respect it.
Some of the immigranst that came west were thousands of people such as farmers, ranchers, store keepers that were law abiding citizens but also it brought gamblers, horse thieves and other bad characters. As a result, the creation of the first police department was due to the murder of Jack Whalin in 1853 who was the second City Marshal. This incident forced the city’s first chief Dr. A.W. Hope to organize “Los Angeles Rangers” who were volunteers to help the Sheriff and Marshall. The Rangers were identified by a white ribbon that said both in English and spanish “City Police Authorized by the Council of Los Angeles” (unknown, 2011).
Though the pet was once a great sheepdog, it was put out to pasture once it stopped being productive. Candy realizes that his fate is to be put on the roadside as soon as he’s no longer useful on the ranch, he won’t be treated any differently than his dog. In 1930’s America there was no welfare system for the older generation as they were expected to take care of themselves. Candy and his dog parallel the relationship of George and Lennie. Like Candy's dog, Lennie depends on George to take care of him and show him what to do.