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Red River War: Growth and Expansion

Guide your students in answering difficult questions about ownership of land and how the Red River War changed the lives of the Southern Plains tribes.
Lesson plan developed and written by Claude Junior High, Claude ISD Teacher, Rebecca Yelverton.
Introduction written by PPHM Education Coordinator, Millie Vanover.
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Introduction

The final days for the Southern Plains Indians to hunt and live in the Texas Panhandle ended in a war called the Red River War fought in 1874-75.

For a review of the Red River War teachers and students are encouraged to look at the following web pages:

http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/redriver/index.html

This website has a good explanation of the weapons used in the Red River War.

http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/redriver/battles.html

Also, a timeline is available to help put the Red River War in context. The Texas Timeline runs from 1836 – 1882.

http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/forts/36-44.html


Content TEKS:

(4) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood.

(A) identify individuals, events, and issues during the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood,… the Texas Rangers…


(6) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of Texas from Reconstruction through the beginning of the 20th century.

(A) identify significant individuals, events, and issues from Reconstruction through the beginning of the 20th century, including the factors leading to the expansion of the Texas frontier, the effects of westward expansion on Native Americans,… Cynthia Parker


(8) Geography. The student uses geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data.

(A) Create thematic maps, graphs, charts, models, and databases representing various aspects of Texas during the 19th…


(9) Geography. The student understands the location and characteristics of places and regions of Texas.

(A) locate places and regions of importance in Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries;


(20) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the political, economic, and social development of Texas.

(A) compare types and uses of technology, past and present


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