From the Frontier and Pioneer days of the Wild West, to today's Modern West.
Featuring: Pioneers, MountainMen, Native Americans, Explorers, Trappers, Westward Expansion, Oregon Trail, Cowboys, Indians, Scouts, Gunslingers (the whole dang blang shootin' match is heah, bucko!), Outlaws, Gunbattles, Ghost Towns, Gold & Silver Mining, Saloons, Virginia City, Dodge City, Tombstone, O.K. Corral, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Kit Carson, John C. Fremont, John Wesley Powell, Wild Bill Hickok, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull, Roy Rogers, Western Theme Parks, Museums and Exhibitions, the Great Plains Prairie, Buffalo, Horses, Rodeos, Stage Coaches, Frontier Railroads, River Steam Boats, America's Freedom Documents, and anything of interest or of significance west of the Mississippi River. We carry a lot of links to other major high quality western-type web sites.
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. . .Definition of The West:
. . . .These are the 22 Western States
. . . . that form the American West
. . . .(west of the Mississippi River).
American Westward Expansion
Includes maps of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Pioneer Trail, the Pony Express Route, the Overland Trail and Key Dates of Expansion. A story on frontier transportation explains the important role of the transcontinental railroad and the railroad companies.
Native American Tribes and Nations Native Americans' "CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE", your one-stop source for in-depth and extensive information on Native Americans, covering the past, the present and the future. There are also stories on famous Indian Chiefs and many 19th century pictures. Many Home Pages for Native American Nations, Organizations, Institutions and Individuals. Many information sources are from the Government and there are possibilities to contact Representatives directly via email.
As an example of European mass emigration to America propelling the expansion westward during the 19th century, the Swedish case is rather typical. Explained are the reasons for leaving the old country and what the Swedes could expect to find in the new country. There is also a story of Bengt Lindeblad's (the originator of this site) own emigration experiences about 100 years later. Many pictures and many links to other information sources.
Gunslingers and Outlaws
From Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, and Jesse James to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Some famous Gunbattles.
...THE WHOLE DANG BLANG SHOOTIN' MATCH IS HEAH, BUCKO!
Pioneer Towns, Forts and Other Places
The Alamo. Pioneer towns such as Tombstone, Virginia City and Carson City, and Dodge City are featured as well as ghost towns Like Bodie, CA and Jerome AZ. Plenty on the Black Hills and Deadwood, South Dakota, too.
CowboyPoetry.com Here at CowboyPoetry.com we have the internet's largest collection of Cowboy
Poetry. Among other honors, we've been been recognized as a "hot site" by USA Today, a "preferred site" by Read the West, and featured as the "Best of the West" site at The Wyoming Companion. Our site gets updated with new poetry twice monthly, and each update is accompanied by an email newsletter to our many visitors.
Searchable database of images, U. of Nebraska Press
Rattlesnake Jack's Old West Clip Art Parlour, North West Rebellion Emporium and Rocky Mountain Ranger Patrol. This site contains a font gallery and lots of western stuff!
Selected Images From the National Archives.
a Swedish immigrant (his story) and the creator of AmericanWest.com!
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