The Westward Expansion

Pioneers, the Gold Rush, the Alamo, the Trail of Tears, & More

  1. How We Crossed the West: The  Adventures of Lewis and Clark
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    Rosalyn Schanzer
    National Geographic / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Heroes of History: Meriwether Lewis,  Off The Edge Of The Map
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    Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
    Emerald Books / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Who Was Sacagawea?
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    Dennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Of Courage Undaunted: Across the  Continent with Lewis and Clark
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US Presidents 1801-1869

  1. A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of  a Pioneer Family in 1840
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  2. Explorers of North America, Grades  4-6
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    Evan-Moor Educational Publishers / Trade Paperback
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  3. American Pioneers and Patriots,  Second Edition, Grade 3
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  4. Rachel's Journal: The Story of a  Pioneer Girl
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    Marissa Moss
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Trade Paperback
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The Trail of Tears

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. The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle
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    Gay Matthaei, Jewel Grutman
    Charlesbridge / 2003 / Hardcover
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  2. The Day The World Ended At Little  Bighorn: A Lakota History
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    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Random House / Trade Paperback
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  3. Blackfeet Indian Stories
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    George Bind Grinnell
    Applewood Books / 1993 / Trade Paperback
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  4. The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons  for Living
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    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Random House / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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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

The Gold Rush

  1. The Klondike Gold Rush
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    Geography Matters / Trade Paperback
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  2. What Was the Gold Rush?
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    Joan Holub
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2013 / Other
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  3. The California Gold Rush
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    Peter Benoit
    Children's Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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  4. The California Gold Rush
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    Mel Friedman
    Children's Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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Daniel Boone

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.

The Transcontinental Railroad

  1. We Were There at the Driving of the  Golden Spike
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    David Shepherd, William K. Plummer
    Dover Publications / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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  2. The Transcontinental Railroad
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    John Perritano
    Children's Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Building of the Transcontinental  Railroad, The
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    Capstone Press / Trade Paperback
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  4. Time Travelers: Industrial  Revolution through the Great Depression
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    Homeschool in the Woods / Compact disc
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  1. Annie Oakley: Young Markswoman
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    Ellen Wilson
    Aladdin / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Beautiful Feet Books: Buffalo Bill
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    Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
    Beautiful Feet Books / 1980 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
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    Eleanor Coerr
    HarperCollins / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Paul Bunyan
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    Steven Kellogg
    HarperCollins / 1985 / Trade Paperback
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