The Expansion of the Texas Frontier and the American Indian


Texas History Economic Boom The Expansion of the Texas Frontier and the American Indian
Students learn about the role of Buffalo Soldiers and how they protected the settlers from the American Indians. They learn about a Comanche leader, Quanah Parker, and how he led the Comanches into battles. Finally, they learn about the western expansion through Texas and how it affected the settlers and many American Indian tribes, and they suggest a plan for handling the issues that arose.

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In this experience, students learn about the role of Buffalo Soldiers and how they protected the settlers from the American Indians. They learn about a Comanche leader, Quanah Parker, and how he led the Comanches into battles. Finally, they learn about the western expansion through Texas and how it affected the settlers and many American Indian tribes, and they suggest a plan for handling the issues that arose.

Objectives:

  • Identify the Buffalo Soldiers and their role in the western expansion of Texas.
  • Identify Quanah Parker and his role during the western expansion.
  • Identify the effects of westward expansion and the frontier wars on American Indians.


Right after the Civil War, American Indians controlled the majority of western Texas. The Native Americans banded together to raid settlements, and the armies there could not fight them off. There was a great deal of conflict and tension between the two groups.

The settlers soon became stronger and began fighting back. The Native Americans began losing battles, men, and land. In this experience, you will learn about the western expansion of Texas.

Objectives:

  • Identify the Buffalo Soldiers and their role in the western expansion of Texas.
  • Identify Quanah Parker and his role during the western expansion.
  • Identify the effects of westward expansion and the frontier wars on American Indians.




Cavalry and Indians


Think about the word “expansion.” Post a synonym or definition in a word or short phrase. To list multiple items, separate them with a comma, like this: pie, cookie.

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Sample answers: develop, grow, increase, enlarge.


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