This is a 31 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the Western Expansion in the United States - American Indian Wars. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The relationship between Native Americans and the non-Indians in North America has been one of suspicion and hostility that has often erupted into violence and in many cases, all out war.
Prior to European settlement, the Native American’s battles were with only those tribes who were their tribal enemies. That changed when European countries began to stake their claims on prized territories and enlisted the American Indians to fight on their behalf. Native Americans were forced into the position of fighting both their historic enemies and the enemies of European countries.
As the insatiable desire for expansion grew, the white settlers sought to establish themselves on land that the Native Americans had inhabited for many years. The white settlers regarded the land as property to acquire for various economic reasons and that the current inhabitants of the land, the American Indian, was merely an obstacle in the way of expansion that needed to be removed.
The presentation covers the following:
The 17th Century (2)
European Imperial Wars
The French & Indian War
Other 18th Century Conflicts (2)
The Colonial Threat (2)
Great Lakes Territory
War of 1812 (2)
U.S. Removal Policy
California & Oregon Territory
Arizona & New Mexico Territory
Civil War Period
Ever Increasing Expansion
Northern Plains (2)
In The End
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Western Expansion in the United States.