• Classroom Resources
  1. An outsider's view of the Oglala people

    Duration: 04.09

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    Francis Parkman describes his journeys to visit the Oglala people in the 1840s.

  2. Conflict between Plains Indians and whites

    Duration: 04.11

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    The way of life of the Lakota Sioux people, before and after the arrival of the Wasichu.

  3. Effects of the gold rush in the Dakota Hills on the Lakota Sioux people

    Duration: 03.20

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    The devastating chain of events for the Lakota Sioux people after gold was discovered.

  4. Francis Parkman travels to meet the Plains Indians

    Duration: 03.52

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    In the 1840s, only the eastern half of the present day USA was settled by whites.

  5. Gold in the Black Hills of Dakota

    Duration: 03.43

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    The impact of the discovery of gold in the Black Hills.

  6. Heading for California in the mid-1800s

    Duration: 03.22

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    The experiences of migrants who travelled to get to California in the mid-1800s.

  7. Prospectors come to the Black Hills

    Duration: 02.03

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    The story of the Gordon Party's attempt to mine in the Black Hills and its aftermath.

  8. The arduous journey west and the search for water

    Duration: 01.23

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    The hardships of travelling through the American West and the search for water.

  9. The Battle of the Little Bighorn

    Duration: 03.17

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    The causes and the consequences of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

  10. Travelling across the Plains

    Duration: 01.19

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    The hardships and dangers facing emigrants setting out across the Plains.