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Joe Meek in mountain man attire

2.1 Joe Meek in mountain man costume Stephen F. Austin

2.2 Stephen F. Austin
Sam Houston

2.3 A daguerreotype of Sam Houston from Matthew Brady's studio

Sam Houston

2.4 A daguerreotype of Sam Houston from Matthew Brady's studio
Rabbit Skin Leggings

2.5 Rabbit Skin Leggings, a member of the Nez Percé group that came to St. Louis in 1832 in quest of the "black book" they had heard would give them power. Portrait by George Catlin No Horns on His Head

2.6 No Horns on His Head, another member of the Nez Percé group that came to St. Louis in 1832 in quest of the "black book" they had heard would give them power. Portrait by George Catlin
1836 Map of Indian Territory

2.7 An 1836 map showing the Indian Territory set aside for removal of eastern tribes to the West, with their designated reservations marked Tipi in Indian Territory

2.8 A daguerreotype of a tipi in Indian Territory in the 1840s
Joseph Smith

2.9 A contemporary portrait of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormon wagon train

2.10 A Mormon wagon train on its way to Utah, photographed by C. W. Carter in 1879
Wagons on the Oregon Trail

2.11 Covered wagons preparing to ford a stream on the Oregon Trail Covered wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

2.12 Missouri traders arrive in Santa Fe on the Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe in 1848

2.13 Santa Fe in 1848, after the United States victory in the Mexican War Troops in the Mexican War

2.14 Troops in the mountains north of Buena Vista during the Mexican War
James K. Polk

2.15 President James Knox Polk, architect of American expansion in the 1840s    

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