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Moving West Storyboard
Updated: 10/7/2020
Moving West Storyboard
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  • Before 1870, The Great Plains were and area where traditional Native Americans lived.
  • The Freudians, a newly married couple who heard about the homestead acted, quickly packed their bags and took the transcontinental road to head west and settle in the open range.
  • But then in 1862 President Lincoln enacted the homestead act, promising settlers 160 acres of free land if they resided and farmed in that area for at least 5 years.
  • When the Freudians first arrived to the west, they had to take a look at the conditions they were going to be living in. They saw that it wasn't that great so they knew they had to renovate their new home.
  • The Freudians built a nice home for them to live for the next 5 years or more. They created groundwater wells, windmills, and even a barbed wire fence. They also built a sod house. A very useful tool the Freudians and other western settlers used to make farming easier was a steel plow. All these things they did proved to be very beneficial to the Freudians.
  • One example of the effects of settlement were Indian wars, Native Americans weren't happy with outsiders moving west, settlers and the Native Americans continued to fight for about 25 years.
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