Author(s): Dave Martin
This text on the American West includes source investigations tackling major issues of historical interpretation and developing student's source-handling and interpretative skills.
Dave Martin is a freelance History Adviser currently working with Dorset and Sussex and with the Open University Colin Shephard was formerly Director of the Schools History Project and is a Senior Examiner for a major awarding body and a trusted trainer for all aspects of GCSE History
Section 1 The plains Indians: what was Indian life like on the Great Plains in the 1840s? Section 2 The settlers: how did the early travellers get on with the Indians?; the Mormons - a case study; how did the homesteaders and ranchers settle the Plains?; how wild was the West? Section 3 Why did the Indians lose and the settlers win the wars for the plains?: the wars for the plains; the end of the Frontier.