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Web links for this program are listed below. Text-based resources are listed in the Program 16 Bibliography.

Thoreau on East vs. West

"Walking" by Henry David Thoreau
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1862/06/walking/304674/  
Thoreau's essay "Walking," with a brief introduction. Includes his quote, "Eastward I go only by force; but westward I go free."

The Transcendental Philosophy of Nature
http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/ideas/nature.html  
Provides links to primary texts of Emerson and Thoreau, including "Walking," and a web study text of "Walking."

William Gilpin

People in the West - William Gilpin
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/d_h/gilpin.htm  
A biography of Gilpin.

The Untransacted Destiny: William Gilpin
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/HNS/chapter3.html  
A history of Gilpin and his achievements.

Denver History
http://www.denver.org/metro/history  
The history of Denver with respect to the introduction of the railroad. Includes references to Gilpin.

William Gilpin on what the West needs

The West - Episode Five - A Grand Anvil Chorus
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/episodes/five/grandanvil.htm  
A history of the Great Pacific Railroad with related links and the Gilpin quote "...like ears to the human head".

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant - Chronology
http://www.granthome.com/grant_home.htm  
Offers a Grant chronology with links and images.

Credit Mobilier - testimony of C. P. Huntington, 1873
http://www.cprr.com/Museum/Credit_Mobilier.html  
An introduction to the Credit Mobilier scandal, the text of the ensuing inquiry by the House of Representatives and the testimony of C. P. Huntington.

Ulysses S. Grant, 1869-1877: In Over His Head
http://www.americanpresident.org/history/ulyssessgrant/biography/resources/Articles/KunhardtGrantBio.article.shtml 
A history of problems during Grant's presidency. Provides a link to photos and a glossary of key events including the Credit Mobilier scandal.

Presidents and States of the United States of America
http://www.friesian.org/presiden.htm  
Outlines of the presidencies, including Grant's with a reference to the Credit Mobilier scandal.

Collis Huntington

Collis Huntington, Southern Pacific Railroad
http://www.linecamp.com/museums/americanwest/western_names/huntington_collis/huntington_collis.html  
A brief profile of Huntington with related links.

History of the Western Pacific Railroad
http://www.wprrhs.org/wphistory.html  
A history of the Western Pacific railroad with references to Huntington.

Credit Mobilier - Testimony of C. P. Huntington, 1873
http://www.cprr.com/Museum/Credit_Mobilier.html  
An introduction to the Credit Mobilier scandal, the text of the ensuing inquiry by the House of Representatives and the testimony of C. P. Huntington.

Lew Wallace on Railroads

Lewis Wallace Biography
http://www.civilwarhome.com/wallacebio.htm  
A brief biography of Lewis Wallace.

The General Lew Wallace Study - The Ben-Hur Museum
http://www.ben-hur.com/  
Provides links to information on Lewis Wallace including to his life as an author, soldier, statesman, artist, violinist and inventor.

Lew Wallace Collection, 1799-1972
http://www.indianahistory.org/library/manuscripts/collection_guides/m0292.html  
An historical sketch of Wallace's life and a background on his writings.

Col. John Chivington

People in the West - John Chivington
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/chivington.htm  
A photo of Chivington and a biography with related links.

Rocky Mountain News on Sand Creek

Eyewitness Account of the Sand Creek Massacre
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/places/states/colorado/sandcreek.htm  
Two Rocky Mountain Creek editorials on the Sand Creek Massacre, with congressional testimony by an eyewitness and a deposition by John M. Chivington.

Battle Summary - Sand Creek
http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/co001.htm  
A brief summary of the Sand Creek Massacre.

People in the West - Black Kettle
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/blackkettle.htm  
A history of Black Kettle and the Sand Creek Massacre, with links to a map, Chivington information, etc.

Black Kettle

People in the West - Black Kettle
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/blackkettle.htm  
A photo of Black Kettle and a biography with related links.

Indians
http://www.otrd.state.ok.us/studentguide/indians.html  
A history of American Indian tribes, with a paragraph on Black Kettle and Geronimo.

Geronimo

Geronimo - His Own Story
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/geronimo/geronixx.htm  
Photos of Geronimo and a link to the text of Geronimo's story with photos.

Indians
http://www.otrd.state.ok.us/studentguide/indians.html  
A history of American Indian tribes, with a paragraph on Black Kettle and Geronimo.

Sitting Bull

Chief Sitting Bull
http://www.sittingbull.org/  
An illustrated biography of Sitting Bull with quotes and a few related links.

Today in History - June 25: Custer's Last Stand
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/jun25.html  
An illustrated history of the Battle of Little Big Horn with related links.

History of Sitting Bull
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/beaupre/promme92.htm  
A biography of Sitting Bull with a photo.

People in the West - Sitting Bull
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sittingbull.htm  
A biography of Sitting Bull with a photo and links.

Sitting Bull, (Tatanka Yotanka)
http://www.biography.com/people/sitting-bull-9485326  
A brief biography of Sitting Bull with a photo.

Helen Hunt Jackson

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)
http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/jackson.html  
A photo of Helen Hunt Jackson, with links to prose and poetry works.

Helen Hunt Jackson
http://jes.tvusd.k12.ca.us/biography_jackson.htm  
A biography of Helen Hunt Jackson with a photo.

William Bright

South Pass City State Historic Site
http://www.southpasscity.com/  
A history of South Pass City, including a paragraph on William Bright and his contributions to women's suffrage.

Today in History: December 10
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec10.html  
A history of Wyoming Day with a paragraph on Bright and his suffrage bill. Includes links to related sites.

Excerpts from: A History of the American Suffragist Movement
http://www.suffragist.com/ex4.htm  
An excerpt from The Battle Cry Of Freedom -- Getting the Vote in Wyoming, which gives a history of the American suffragist movement. Includes a portrait of Bright.

J. Frank Dobie

Handbook of Texas Online: Dobie, James Frank
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdo02  
A biography of Dobie.

A Literary History of the American West
http://www2.tcu.edu/depts/prs/amwest/html/wl0535.html  
A paper on the writings of J. Frank Dobie.

Project Gutenberg Official Site - Dobie, J. Frank
http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile?fk_files=35636  
The text of A Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest, by J. Frank Dobie, with a few observations.

Mary Lease

1896: Mary Lease
http://iberia.vassar.edu/1896/lease.html  
A photo of Mary Lease and a biography with related links.

WIC - Women's History in America
http://www.wic.org/misc/history.htm  
An account of women's history in America, with references to Mary Lease and her quote, "What the farmers need to do is raise less corn and more hell."

William Jennings Bryan

1896: William Jennings Bryan
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/bryan.html  
An illustrated biography of William Jennings Bryan with related links.

DOUGLASS | William Jennings Bryan, "Cross of Gold"
http://douglassarchives.org/brya_a26.htm  
An introduction and the text of Bryan's Cross of Gold speech, with the quote "Burn down your cities..."

The Cross of Gold
http://www.libertynet.org/edcivic/bryan.html  
The text of Bryan's Cross of Gold speech, with the quote "Burn down your cities..."

The American Experience | America 1900 | The Film & More
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/1900/filmmore/reference/primary/crossofgold.html  
The text of Bryan's Cross of Gold speech, with the quote "Burn down your cities..."

The American Experience | America 1900 | People & Events
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/1900/peopleevents/pande34.html  
A biography and a photo of Bryan.



  

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