"Explore major events in America's westward expansion."
"To some, he was one of America's greatest heroes: a brave and
loyal guide who laid out a path for the westward-moving nation, an Indian
could follow any trail, and a fearless warrior featured in dozens of
best-selling novels. But to others, Christopher "Kit" Carson was a villain
who waged a merciless crusade against Native Americans. In the end,
his contradictions would define his legacy - and tell the true story
of how the West was won."
He "was an American frontiersman."
"In 1886, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show played to over one million
people in New York city. It was one of the most elaborate shows on
were cowboys and Indians, sharp shooters including the famed Annie
Oakley, hundreds of horses, buffalo, elk and donkeys, and more than
cast members, all moving about in a sweeping western landscape of
mountains and plains. Soon after the show's stunning success in New
York, it would go on to dazzle crowds in London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona,
cementing the legend of the Wild West in the minds of people around
the globe. Behind the extravaganza was one man -- a meager plainsman
turned international celebrity and frontier hero, whose meteoric rise
to fame was made possible only by his genius, and his hucksterism.
His name was William Cody,better known to the world as Buffalo Bill."
He "was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman."
- Billy the Kid : Video + Interactive game : Hangman
Activity created by Renée Maufroid.
of the Past.... - Analyzing the Wild, Wild West (bsd.k12.in.us)
"You must learn about the times and historical figures
of the "Wild West" in American history, and then choose a
character that you find especially interesting to research further.
You will write a short paper about your character and then use this
person as the basis for your presentation..."