This PowerPoint teaches the Pacific Railway Act and the building of the transcontinental railroad and its impact on the Plains Indians and the buffalo. It covers the Homestead Act and includes several pictures of Homesteaders. It discusses land lost by the Native Americans and the resulting battles fought between the US cavalry and the Indians. It includes the Dawes Severalty Act that attempted assimilation and includes pictures of Indian school children. It also includes information about the Ghost Dance and discusses how the Native Americans were forced to give up their culture and rituals. It concludes with an assignment to write an opinion paragraph.