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Pioneers, the Gold Rush, the Alamo, the Trail of Tears, & More
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  1. Spotlight on America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and the  Louisiana Purchase
    Spotlight on America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase
    Teacher Created Resources / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $8.19 Retail: $8.99 Save 9% ($0.80)
  2. How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark
    How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark
    Rosalyn Schanzer
    National Geographic / 2002 / Trade Paperback
    $7.16 Retail: $7.95 Save 10% ($0.79)
  3. They Call Me Sacagawea
    They Call Me Sacagawea
    Joyce Badgley Hunsaker
    Globe Pequot / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $8.96 Retail: $9.95 Save 10% ($0.99)
  4. Heroes of History: Meriwether Lewis, Off The Edge Of The Map
    Heroes of History: Meriwether Lewis, Off The Edge Of The Map
    Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
    Emerald Books / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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US Presidents 1801-1869

  1. Western Expansion Study Guide
    Western Expansion Study Guide
    Rea Berg
    Beautiful Feet Books / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $12.95 Save 7% ($0.96)
  2. Who Were the American Pioneers?: And Other Questions about Westward Expansion
    Who Were the American Pioneers?: And Other Questions about Westward Expansion
    Martin W. Sandler
    Sterling Children's Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $5.36 Retail: $5.95 Save 10% ($0.59)
  3. A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840
    A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840
    Barbara Greenwood
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1998 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 25% ($4.00)
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  4. Explorers of North America, Grades 4-6
    Explorers of North America, Grades 4-6
    Evan-Moor Educational Publishers / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 24% ($4.00)

The Trail of Tears was the forced removal of the Choctaw, Cherokee, Seminole, and others by President Andrew Jackson after he and Congress passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

Life of the Trail of Tears describes what life was like for the Native American people on the Trail of Tears during the winter of 1838 to 1839. The trail took the Native Americans west to land called Indian Territory. While many tribes walked the trail, this book focuses on the story of the Cherokee. Illustrated with drawings and paintings from the time period and with artists' ideas of how things looked on the trail.

  1. If You Lived with the Sioux Indians
    If You Lived with the Sioux Indians
    Ann McGovern
    Scholastic Trade / 1992 / Trade Paperback
    $5.19 Retail: $6.99 Save 26% ($1.80)
  2. Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors
    Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors
    Gustav Niebuhr
    HarperCollins / 2014 / Hardcover
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  3. The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle
    The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle
    Gay Matthaei, Jewel Grutman
    Charlesbridge Publishing / 2003 / Hardcover
    $19.76 Retail: $21.95 Save 10% ($2.19)
  4. The Day The World Ended At Little Bighorn: A Lakota History
    The Day The World Ended At Little Bighorn: A Lakota History
    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Books / Trade Paperback
    $14.40 Retail: $16.00 Save 10% ($1.60)
The Alamo & Davy Crockett

"Remember the Alamo!" is a cry that's still remembered in American history. Learn about Davy Crockett and the famous last stand at the Alamo.

On the Move

Read about Daniel Boone, American pioneer and frontiersman! Boone explored Kentucky along with the Shawnee and brought the knowledge of the Cumberland Gap to others living in the East. A living legend in his own day, biographies of Boone are a fantastic "living books" addition to Westward Expansion studies.

When Daniel Boone: His Own Story was first published in the early 1800s, it served to set the record straight once and for all on the mythic Daniel Boone, and established him as a new American hero. The first part of the book is told in Boone's own words and spans twenty-five years of his life, from 1769, through the Revolutionary War, and up to 1784. The second section was written by Frances Lister Hawks as a biography, and traces Boone's life from childhood up to his death in 1818.

  1. Annie Oakley: Young Markswoman
    Annie Oakley: Young Markswoman
    Ellen Wilson
    Aladdin / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Ain't Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry
    Ain't Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry
    Scott Reynolds Nelson
    National Geographic / 2007 / Hardcover
    $17.06 Retail: $18.95 Save 10% ($1.89)
  3. Beautiful Feet Books: Buffalo Bill
    Beautiful Feet Books: Buffalo Bill
    Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
    Beautiful Feet Books / 1980 / Trade Paperback
    $14.49 Retail: $17.95 Save 19% ($3.46)
  4. Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
    Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
    Eleanor Coerr
    HarperCollins / 1996 / Trade Paperback
    $3.59 Retail: $3.99 Save 10% ($0.40)
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