Week 22: May/June

Week 22: May 28 thru June 3rd

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5/28 of… 1830

OWDR Indian Removal Act Map (1830-38)Congress passes President Andrew Jackson‘s Indian Removal Act into law.  It deviated from older policies which respected Native rights.  The Act hit the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole nations of the southeastern states hardest.  The five nations resisted nonviolently and tried to embrace Anglo-American practices of education, farming, and slave-holding, but to no avail, and about 100,000 Indians were forcibly marched thousands of miles – sometimes in manacles – to lands west of the Mississippi, most of which were judged undesirable by white settlers.  The Cherokee fought the Removal Act in court, and Seminoles of Florida fought it literally and as many as 25 percent died in-route. In the next eight years, thousands will be driven from their historic lands. Map U.S. PD © Maps.com – Fair Use  {003 & 001}
see also:
Wk. 09, 02/28/1823 – Johnson vs. M’Intosh
Wk. 11, 03/18/1831 – Cherokee Nation v. Georgia
Players – Timelines – Timelines M-Z – Time to Ponder
Quotes Index – Indian QuotesAndrew Johnson and Chief Osceola
PLAYERS – Timelines – Timelines A-L – Indian Treaties Timeline

1864

Montana Territory incorporated (organized out of the existing Idaho Territory).  {001}

1894

William Dowdle, the missing stage robber from the Angels Camp holdup attempt*, captured in a chicken coop. He names Amos Bierer as a co-conspirator. Both are convicted and sent to Folsom Prison. Dowdle is paroled in 1902 and Bierer in 1903.  {001}
see:
*Wk. 20, 05/19/1894 – Stage Robbery

1902

Novelist Owen Wister published The Virginian, now considered the first true western. Born in Philadelphia, he moved to Wyoming, and loved it.  He was stirred to write about a cowboy known as “the Virginian,” who comes to Bear Creek, Wyoming, gets a job on a ranch, and falls in love with the schoolmarm, Molly Wood. There he meets a gang of rustlers. Gang leader Trampas threatens the Virginian. The novel contains the famous line, “This town ain’t big enough for both of us,” and it ends with a shootout in the street. One of the most popular books of the time, it sold 20,000 copies the first month, 300,000 by year’s end, and 1½ million copies by the time of Wister’s death in 1938.  It was his only book about the American West.  {003}
see:
Wk. 29, 07/21/1938 – Owen Wister,

1971

Audie MurphyAudie Leon Murphy, age 44, died in a plane crash near Catawba, VA. Medal of Honor recipient, most decorated soldier in WWII. Western music composer, movie star, (44 films, 33 were westerns): No Name on the Bullet (1959), Hell Bent for Leather (1960), Posse from Hell (1961. He also starred in a short-lived Western detective TV series titled Whispering Smith (1961). TYH!  {001}Old West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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