American West to 1900
History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
The American West as a place of great diversity. Topics include Native American societies, European colonization, explorations, the fur trade, overland migrations, Indian relations, mining, settlement, and the environment.
Historical Knowledge of American West before 1900
Students will be able to explain and interpret major developments and historical terms in the history of the American West before 1900.
Students will be able to skillfully and honestly evaluate historical arguments in secondary sources.
Students will be able to interpret primary sources and use evidence from those documents to support historical assertions and interpretive generalizations