DocuWatch on Facebook
Art America Britain History Science Societies War Shop
DocuWatch

The West - 07 The Geography Of Hope

« The West - 06 Fight No More Forever

The West - 08 One Sky Above Us »

Description

From Wikipedia

The West
Episode Seven
(1877 - 1887).

The Geography Of Hope

In the late eighteenth century, reformers starting with Washington and Knox,supported educating native children, in efforts to "civilize" or otherwise assimilate Native Americans to the larger society (as opposed to relegating them to reservations). The Civilization Fund Act of 1819 promoted this civilization policy by providing funding to societies (mostly religious) who worked on Native American improvement.

After the American Civil War and Indian wars in the late 19th century, Native American boarding schools were established, which were often run primarily by or affiliated with Christian missionaries. At this time American society thought that Indian children needed to be acculturated to the general society. The boarding school experience often proved traumatic to Native American children, who were forbidden to speak their native languages, taught Christianity and denied the right to practice their native religions, and in numerous other ways forced to abandon their Native American identities and adopt European-American culture. There were documented cases of sexual, physical and mental abuse occurring at these schools.

In his highly influential Frontier Thesis in 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner concluded that the frontier was all but gone. (But with the discovery of gold in the Klondike in 1896, a new frontier was opened up in the vast northern territory. Alaska became known as "the last frontier."). After the eleventh U.S. Census was taken in 1890, the superintendent announced that there was no longer a clear line of advancing settlement, and hence no longer a frontier in the continental United States. The West was finally conquered, achieving Manifest Destiny, in less than one hundred years after the frontier breached the Mississippi River. By century's end, the population of the West had reached an average of two people per square mile, which was enough to be considered "settled". Towns and cities began to grow around industrial centers, transportation hubs, and farming areas. In 1880, San Francisco dwarfed all other Western cities with a population of nearly 250,000. Over opposition from mining and timber interests, the federal government began to take steps to preserve and manage the remaining public land and resources, hence exercising more control over the affairs of Westerners.

The West

Tags

Other videos in channel "All videos":

01 - George Washington (1788-1797) 01 - George Washington (1788-1797) 03 - Thomas Jefferson 03 - Thomas Jefferson 06 - John Quincy Adams 06 - John Quincy Adams
07 - Andrew Jackson 07 - Andrew Jackson 15 - James Buchanan (1857-1861) 15 - James Buchanan (1857-1861)
16 - Abraham Lincoln 16 - Abraham Lincoln 26 - Theodore Roosevelt 26 - Theodore Roosevelt 28 - Woodrow Wilson 28 - Woodrow Wilson
32 - Franklin D. Roosevelt 32 - Franklin D. Roosevelt 33 - Harry Truman 33 - Harry Truman
34 - Dwight D. Eisenhower 34 - Dwight D. Eisenhower 35 - Jack Kennedy 35 - Jack Kennedy 36 - Lyndon Baines Johnson 36 - Lyndon Baines Johnson
37 - Richard Nixon 37 - Richard Nixon 39 - Jimmy Carter 39 - Jimmy Carter 40 - Ronald Reagan 40 - Ronald Reagan
41 - George H. W. Bush 41 - George H. W. Bush 42 - Bill Clinton 42 - Bill Clinton 500 Nations - 01 500 Nations - 01
500 Nations - 02 500 Nations - 02 500 Nations - 03 500 Nations - 03 500 Nations - 04 500 Nations - 04
A House Divided (1960) A House Divided (1960) A Union Divided A Union Divided After the Mayflower After the Mayflower
Al Capone - Father of the Chicago Mob Al Capone - Father of the Chicago Mob Alaskan Pipeline Alaskan Pipeline Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton
Alistair Cooke's America - 01 First Impact Alistair Cooke's America - 01 First Impact Alistair Cooke's America - 02 The New Found Land Alistair Cooke's America - 02 The New Found Land Alistair Cooke's America - 03 Home From Home Alistair Cooke's America - 03 Home From Home
Alistair Cooke's America - 04 Making A Revolution Alistair Cooke's America - 04 Making A Revolution Alistair Cooke's America - 05 Inventing A Nation Alistair Cooke's America - 05 Inventing A Nation Alistair Cooke's America - 06 Gone West Alistair Cooke's America - 06 Gone West
Alistair Cooke's America - 07 Firebell In The Night Alistair Cooke's America - 07 Firebell In The Night Alistair Cooke's America - 08 Domesticating Wilderness Alistair Cooke's America - 08 Domesticating Wilderness Alistair Cooke's America - 09 Money On The Land Alistair Cooke's America - 09 Money On The Land
Alistair Cooke's America - 10 The Huddled Masses Alistair Cooke's America - 10 The Huddled Masses Alistair Cooke's America - 11 The Promise Fulfilled And The Promise Broken Alistair Cooke's America - 11 The Promise Fulfilled And The Promise Broken Alistair Cooke's America - 12 Arsenal Alistair Cooke's America - 12 Arsenal
Alistair Cooke's America - 13 The More Abundant Life Alistair Cooke's America - 13 The More Abundant Life Almanac Newsreels Almanac Newsreels America Before Columbus America Before Columbus
America's Stone Age Explorers America's Stone Age Explorers American Civil War - Lecture American Civil War - Lecture American Experience - Vietnam American Experience - Vietnam
American Holocaust American Holocaust American Revolution e01 The Conflict Ignites American Revolution e01 The Conflict Ignites American Revolution e02 1776 American Revolution e02 1776
American Revolution e03 Washington & Arnold American Revolution e03 Washington & Arnold American Revolution e04 The World At War American Revolution e04 The World At War American Revolution e05 England's Last Chance American Revolution e05 England's Last Chance
American Revolution e06 Birth Of The Republic American Revolution e06 Birth Of The Republic American Revolution e07 Biography George Washington American Revolution e07 Biography George Washington American Revolution e08 Biography Benjamin Franklin American Revolution e08 Biography Benjamin Franklin
American Revolution e09 Biography Paul Revere American Revolution e09 Biography Paul Revere American Revolution e10 Biography Benedict Arnold American Revolution e10 Biography Benedict Arnold An American Firefight An American Firefight
Apollo 13 Apollo 13    
See 374 further videos in this channel: All videos
Video channels
Videos in this channel
List more
AdSense
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured