History

Study Notes

Closure of the Indian Frontier

Level:
GCSE
Board:
Edexcel

In 1890, the US Census Bureau officially announced the closure of the Indian frontier.  The West had formally been settled by white Americans as homesteads, ranches, cow-towns, mining-towns, cities and states. 

In 1890, the US Census Bureau officially announced the closure of the Indian frontier.  The West had formally been settled by white Americans as homesteads, ranches, cow-towns, mining-towns, cities and states. All Native Americans had been forced onto reservations or had set up their own homesteads via the 1897 Dawes Act. The Manifest Destiny had officially been achieved. 

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