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Henderson Purchase (1775)
On 17 March 1775, a group of North Carolina speculators led by Richard Henderson negotiated the Treaty of Watauga at Sycamore Shoals with the older Overhill Cherokee leaders; Oconostota and Attakullakulla (now First Beloved Man), the most prominent, ceded the claim of the Cherokee to the Kain-tuck-ee (Ganda-giga’i) lands. The Transylvania Land Company believed it was gaining ownership of the land, not realizing that other tribes, such as the Lenape, Shawnee, and Chickasaw, also claimed these lands for hunting.

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Henderson Purchase (1775)

On 17 March 1775, a group of North Carolina speculators led by Richard Henderson negotiated the Treaty of Watauga at Sycamore Shoals with the older Overhill Cherokee leaders; Oconostota and Attakullakulla (now First Beloved Man), the most prominent, ceded the claim of the Cherokee to the Kain-tuck-ee (Ganda-giga’i) lands. The Transylvania Land Company believed it was gaining ownership of the land, not realizing that other tribes, such as the Lenape, Shawnee, and Chickasaw, also claimed these lands for hunting.

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Effects of Railroads on Western Settlement
Railroads obviously made it much easier for people to move out West a couple of centuries ago. They no longer had to make the journey in a covered wagon and face all of the difficulties — including slowness — the trip entailed. The railroad caused changes to occur rapidly. These changes occurred in the lives of the pioneers who wanted to settle out West, for the Native Americans who were already out West and the game that was in the area where the railroad was built.

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Effects of Railroads on Western Settlement

Railroads obviously made it much easier for people to move out West a couple of centuries ago. They no longer had to make the journey in a covered wagon and face all of the difficulties — including slowness — the trip entailed. The railroad caused changes to occur rapidly. These changes occurred in the lives of the pioneers who wanted to settle out West, for the Native Americans who were already out West and the game that was in the area where the railroad was built.

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The Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his Wife are Assassinated
28 June 1914
Today is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. After leaving a reception in Sarajevo, the driver of their car took a wrong turn and was forced to back down a small street in order to turn around. Seeing the couple in a vulnerable spot, a Serb nationalist named Gavrilo Princip shot to them to death at point-blank range. Their deaths triggered the chain of events that led a month later to the start of World War I — a horrifying, bloody four-year conflict that killed some 14 million people, collapsed empires and redrew large parts of the world’s map. The photograph below shows the couple entering the car in which they would be killed, following a reception at Sarajevo City Hall.

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The Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his Wife are Assassinated

28 June 1914

Today is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. After leaving a reception in Sarajevo, the driver of their car took a wrong turn and was forced to back down a small street in order to turn around. Seeing the couple in a vulnerable spot, a Serb nationalist named Gavrilo Princip shot to them to death at point-blank range. Their deaths triggered the chain of events that led a month later to the start of World War I — a horrifying, bloody four-year conflict that killed some 14 million people, collapsed empires and redrew large parts of the world’s map. The photograph below shows the couple entering the car in which they would be killed, following a reception at Sarajevo City Hall.

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Information on the Native American Indians in Texas
The history of Native Americans in Texas, as well as the whole of the U.S., is a sad one, filled with war, uprooting, and death in the name of manifest destiny. Where once there were more than 16 different Native American tribes that inhabited the area of present-day Texas, now the number has dwindled down to three federally recognized tribes.

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Information on the Native American Indians in Texas

The history of Native Americans in Texas, as well as the whole of the U.S., is a sad one, filled with war, uprooting, and death in the name of manifest destiny. Where once there were more than 16 different Native American tribes that inhabited the area of present-day Texas, now the number has dwindled down to three federally recognized tribes.