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kept its audience well informed about the most intriguing development of the era:  the exploration and settlement of the American West.  The West represented opportunity and adventure.  Americans were fascinated with the stories which Harper's Weekly brought to life with illustrations.  The editorials and commentary describe a life which many readers could barely imagine.
This website provides a look into some of the stories and pictures which kept 19th century readers informed and entertained, and thereby preserves a unique documentation of life west of the Mississippi.

Click here to see all the illustrations for the American West.

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Oklahoma:
  American Indian Territory

 
Examine the categories below to see how Harper's Weekly captured the Western experience as it relates to:
Buffalo
Farming & Agriculture
Wagon Trains
Gold
Railroads
Life on the Plains
The Frontier
Indians

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