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History - United States

Guide to United States History Resources

Westward Expansion & Reform

The American West - In the 19th century Americans were fascinated with the stories which Harper's Weekly brought to life with articles and illustrations. The editorials and commentary describe a life which many readers could barely imagine. This website preserves a unique documentation of life west of the Mississippi. The website includes articles on the Frontier, Buffalo, Farming & Agriculture, Wagon Trains, Gold, Railroads, Life on the Plains and Indians.

First Nations Histories - Provides descriptions of different Native American groups. Groups include: Abenaki, Acolapissa, Algonkin, Bayougoula, Beothuk, Catawba, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Chitimacha, Comanche, Delaware, Houma, Huron, Illinois, Iroquois, Kickapoo, Mahican, Mascouten, Massachusett, Mattabesic, Menominee, Metoac, Miami, Micmac, Mohegan, Montagnais, Narragansett, Nauset, Neutrals, Niantic, Nipissing, Nipmuc, Ojibwe, Ottawa, Pennacook, Pequot, Pocumtuc, Potawatomi, Sauk and Fox, Shawnee, Susquehannock, Tionontati, Tsalagi, Wampanoag, Wappinger and Winnebago.

The U.S.-Mexican War - The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the Mexican War (1846-1848), including manuscripts, maps, broadsides, pictures, sheet music, books, and government documents..