Resources, Resources, Resources

Online Databases

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District 51 Online Databases

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American Government
American Government

Mesa County Public Library Databases (EBSCO)

Denver Public Library Western History Digital Photo Collection.




History.comGreat source for video clips, photos, notes, and more.

newperspectives.gifFrom filmmaker Ken Burns. Contains and alphabetical listing of famous/infamous Americans, chronological listings of events, etc.,

American_Memory.jpgFrom the Library of Congress. Primary Source documents that include photos, letters of acutal people and events.



AWtitle2.gifFeaturing: Pioneers, Mountain Men, Native Americans, Explorers, Trappers, Westward Expansion, Oregon Trail, Cowboys, Indians, Scouts, Gunslingers (the whole dang blang shootin' match is heah, bucko!)

eyewitness_to_history.jpgYour ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it.

Academic_Info.gif Featuring: , Prairie Settlement, Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries and Letters, 1846-1849
Rare Map Collection - Union and Expansion

Native Americans on the Oregon Trail,
Border Wars or Indian Massacres ,
Mountain Men and the Fur Trade
Lewis and Clark: Native Americans
The Price of Freedom: Western Indian Wars
Explore Federal Indian policies and conflicts that arose as Americans flooded west into the Great Plains. The stories focus on Sitting Bull, George Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn, the massacre at Wounded Knee, the resistance of Geronimo and the Chiricahua Apache, buffalo soldiers, and the realities of life on Indian Reservations. There are images and picture of artifacts.
Imapct of Westward Expansion on Native Americans and the Role of GovernmentTHis five-page PDF file document analyzes the impact of the Westward expansion on Native Americans and the role of government.
PBS: American Experience: Transcontinental RoadRead an interview transcript from a professor of American Indian History talking about the impact of the white settlement as well as the impact of railroad on Native American life. NOTE: This site includes ads.
The Road to Mt. RushmoreThis site compiles resources to help learn about Native Americans’ lives before and after the western movement. NOTE: This site has links to external sites and there are few broken links.
eThemes Resource: Westward Expansion: Trails WestThese sites are about the Santa Fe, Overland, California, and the Mormon Pioneer trails. See pictures of the West in the 1800s and study maps of the trails. Read about life along the trails. Includes eThemes resources on the Oregon Trail and covered wagons. Watch a video on Arrow Rock, a stopping point on the way West.
eThemes Resource: Native American CultureLearn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are “live” cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Dear America" Native American Experience BooksThese sites are about the Dear America books “The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow” by Ann Turner and “My Heart is on the Ground” by Ann Rinaldi. Both books focus on Native American girls in the eighteenth century. There are also links to help you learn about their tribes, the Navajos and the Sioux. There are links to eTheme Resources on Native Americans and Historical Fiction.

Saint Patrick's (San Patricio) Battalion

The West


Pony Express

Indian Tribes

Bat Masterson

Doc Holliday

Meeker Massacre

Outlaws and Lawmen

Spanish Missions

Wild West Show – Buffalo Bill

Lewis and Clark Expedition/ Corps of Discovery

Battle at Little Bighorn

General Westward Expansion Websites

Dalton Gang

Old Pictures

Uncommon photos and stories about the Wild West.

LegendsLogo-old.jpgMore than just a glimpse of the past, Old West Legends will transport you into the adventurous times of the Wild West.

John Wesley Powell

Seminole Indian Tribe

Trail of Tears/Indian Removal Act

Factory Workers (Lowell Girls)

Mexican Cowboys – Vaqueros