The West


1White settlers migrating to the West gave the Plains Native Americans
knowledge of fire.
access to the best hunting and fishing grounds

2Lakota Sioux culture included
the belief that life is a series of circles--the circles of relatives, band, tribe, and nation.
elief in a hierarchy of plant and animal spirits whose help could be invoked through the Sun Dance.
ceremonies in which young men "sacrificed" themselves through self-torture to gain access to spiritual power.
all of the above
none of the above

3Western farmers
generally specialized in a single cash crop such as wheat or corn because the expense of setting up farm operations was so high.
generally used African-American sharecroppers to farm portions of their large landholdings.
were rugged frontier individualists, in no way dependent on external forces such as the railroads and the international grain market.
represented the U.S. dream because they needed only a few hundred dollars and a parcel of land from the government to get rich in agribusiness.
were always welcomed by the sheep and cattle ranchers of the west

4Frontier communities were characterized by
cooperation among neighbors as a form of insurance in a rugged environment.

friendly relations with Indians
communal households as nuclear families gave way to frontier polygamy.

deep suspicion of neighbors or any outsiders who were not kin.
homosexuality, because there were few women on the frontier.

5Which of these individuals--a president, a painter, and a writer--were deeply influenced by the frontier myth, enjoyed the physical challenges of the West, and rejected the constraints of the genteel urban world of their youth?
a. Franklin Roosevelt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henry James

Harry S. Truman, Jasper Johns, John Dos Passos
Grover Cleveland, Jackson Pollock, Helen Hunt Jackson
Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Remington, Owen Wister
Benjamin Harrison, Frederick Church, Hamlin Garland