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The West

The West

The West Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?

American West Digital Library

Students and teachers looking for online sources for the West should start here.

Homestead Act Documents

Several documents relating to the Homestead Act have been collected and posted by the Library of Congress.

Muir's Works

Many of John Muir's writings are made available electronically at this site.

Letters and Images of Prairie Life

The Library of Congress has posted the letters and photographs of a Nebraska family.

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