Nature of the Wild West 150 years ago

Posted on 2013/01/18

Wild West – is the name of the area in the years 1860-1890, located in what is now the U.S. states of Montana, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and others, which gradually moved west to the Pacific Ocean.

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In the 1860-1870′s of the photographer Timothy O’Sullivan has created one of the most famous collections of images in American history. Photos of Timothy O’Sullivan | Library of Congress.

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Wild West was inhabited by the Indians, who were driven from their land by giving them in return barren territory. Utah, 1872

 

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Two “hills” near the town of Green River, Wyoming, 1972

 

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Together with the white settlers in the West there came a danger for Indians, who resisted the resettlement of white on the West. Fights between Indians and settlers continued throughout the XIX century. Nevada, 1867

 

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Tufa rocks in the lake in Nevada, 1867

 

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National Monument Canyon de Sheyi in northeastern Arizona, in 1873

 

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Old Church, New Mexico, 1873

 

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In the expedition team of photographer O’Sullivan (fourth from left) there were also  soldiers, scientists and artists. In the picture there are also three locals. Colorado River, 1871

 

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Mountain valley in Colorado, 1872

 

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Shoshone Falls, Idaho, in 1874. This beautiful waterfall called the “Niagara of the West.” Shoshone height is about 65 meters – 11 meters higher than Niagara Falls. The width of the waterfall – 274 meters

 

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The Colorado River, 1871

 

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 The wagon of Timothy O’Sullivan with four mules in the desert of Nevada, 1867

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Wooden road for trucks, leading to a gold-mine, Illinois, in 1871

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Canyon De Sheyi, 1873

 

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Indians in New Mexico, 1873

 

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Canyons in Utah, 1872

 

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Canyon in Colorado, 1872

 

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Boat expedition of photographer Timothy O’Sullivan in western Nevada, in 1867

 

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Wooden houses in a town in the state of Utah, 1873

 

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Rock formations, Wyoming, in 1872

 

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Oak Grove, White Mountains, Arizona, in 1873

 

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Another photo Shoshone Falls, Idaho, in 1868

 

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National Monument El Morro, New Mexico, 1873. Note the small figure of a man.

 

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