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Daily life on the nineteenth century American frontier, Mary Ellen Jones

Daily life on the nineteenth century American frontier, Mary Ellen Jones
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-260) and index
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Daily life on the nineteenth century American frontier
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Mary Ellen Jones
Series statement
The Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series,, 1080-4749
The 19th-century American frontier comes alive for students and interested readers in this unique exploration of westward expansion. This study examines the daily lives of ordinary men and women who flooded into the Trans-Mississippi West in search of land, fortune, a fresh start, or a new identity. Their daily life was rarely easy. If they were to survive, they had to adapt to the land and modify every aspect of their lives, including housing, transportation, education, defense, food gathering and preparation, and the establishment of rudimentary laws and social structures. They also had to adapt to the Native Americans already on the land - whether through acculturation, warfare, or coexistence
Table Of Contents
The American frontier : simple stereotype, complex reality -- Life on the fur frontier -- Life on the explorers' frontier -- Life on the miners' frontier : the new Eldorado -- Life on the land : Alien exotics-cowboys and settlers -- The Indian frontier and the frontier regulars : the army and the Indians on the Great Plains
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