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Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion Winners and Losers

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Social Studies Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

This collection explores Leutze's Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way as well as other images in connection to westward expansion,  

Who were the winners of Manifest Destiny, and who were the losers?  

Students will explore images to look for clues to this question.


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Pioneers of the West

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Pa-rís-ka-róo-pa, Two Crows, a Band Chief

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mountain of the Holy Cross

National Museum of American History

State Names

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Trail of Tears

National Museum of the American Indian

Buffalo Bulls in a Wallow

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Buffalo Bull, Grazing on the Prairie

Smithsonian American Art Museum