History pt1
Updated: 2/4/2021
History pt1

Storyboard Text

  • Before 1870, the Great Plains were mostly unsettled, and if they were, they were settled by Indians
  • But when the Homestead Act was created, Victor hopped on the Transcontinental Railroad right away.
  • West
  • Transcontinental Railway
  • Homestead Act
  • When he got there, he found himself in the middle of the Indian Wars.
  • He found his way to the open range, an area no one lived. But as he got closer, he started to see some of the effects of settlement, like clashing with the natives and lack of rain
  • Victor made himself a sod house and started to use barbed wire to protect his property. He also tapped into the water using a groundwater well.
  • And used a steel plow to help with his crops.
  • Victor used a windmill for power