This is a Source Pack I put together for my class's study of the Western Frontier during the Gilded Age. This Source Pack includes both secondary and primary sources and includes the following sources:
Secondary Sources / Historians' Sources
- Frederick Jackson Turner, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History"
- Patricia Nelson Limerick, "The Legacy of Conquest"
Assorted Primary Source Documents
- Images of the West (1860 – 1900)
- Daniel Freeman’s Homestead Certificate of Eligibility (January 20th, 1868)
- W.S. Glenn, “The Buffalo Hunt” (1875)
- J.A. Butler, “I Will Go West!” 1875
- “I Feed You All!” c. 1876
- William N. Byers, “Extermination the Only Remedy,” Rocky Mountain News (Denver, 8 July 1876)
- As quoted in Allen P. Slickpoo, Noon-Nee-Me-Poo: We, the Nez Perce (1877)
- H.B. Pasmore, “The Chinamen Must Go” Sheet Music (1880)
- Helen Hunt Jackson, A Century of Dishonor (1881)
- Excerpt from a speech given to the workingmen of San Francisco,” 16 August 1888
- “People’s Party Platform,” Omaha Morning World-Herald, 5 July 1892
- “Women’s Suffrage Victory Map” (1919)
- Interview with Bill Simms, “An Ex-Slave Recalls His Migration
Across the Prairie” (1936)
Perfect for a DBQ or multiple DBQs.