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American Frontier Life

Resources for studying American Frontier Life

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Craft Stick Log Cabin Project Instructions  (Y)
Detailed instructions and photos to make a log cabin made of craft sticks

Donner Online  (M,O)
The plight of the Donner Party during the winter of 1846 is one of the most tragic and well-known stories in the history of Western expansion. These stranded and snowbound emigrants, facing insurmountable odds, quickly exhausted their food rations and were driven to cannibalism in a desperate attempt for survival.

New Perspectives On the West  (O)
This lesson asks students to view westward expansion from the perspective of the Nez Perce and their leader Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (Chief Joseph).

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