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One aspect of American history that is not talked about enough is how bad of a deal Native Americans got during European colonization. First they were forced to move west, then they were forced to live on reservations while the white settlers took all the best land.
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One of the earliest forms of photography was called Ambrotype. It was used for about 10 years before Tintype became more popular. Ambrotype was done on glass. Here is an example of an Ambrotype Photograph.
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One of the most successful cavalry regiments on the Confederate side of the Civil War was Terry’s Texas Rangers. The regiment was formed in 1861 and was involved in at least 275 engagements until it was finally dissolved in 1865.
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Guns were an integral part of survival in the wild west and everyone had one. Since photographs
were a relatively new invention and very exclusive, many cowboys were filled with pride when they
got their photograph taken — almost always with their guns showing.
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In 1871, wild west photographer, Timothy O’Sullivan, photographed Lieutenant George Wheeler and his crew as they were conducting a survey of the Colorado River in Black Canyon. Timothy (the photographer) is the fourth man from the left.
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In the late 1800s, photographer John Grabill sent almost 200 pictures to Congress for copyright. His photos chronicled the development of South Dakota,
Wyoming, and Colorado, as well as its effects on the local Natives.
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