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Closure of the Indian Frontier

Level:
GCSE
Board:
Edexcel

Last updated 24 Oct 2017

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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