How Did The Transcontinental Railroad Affect The Lives Of Great Plains Indians

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In the second half of the 19th century. the United States government made efforts to limit the presence of Native Americans and their culture within the Great Plains region. This increased tension betweens Plains Indians and the settlers of the Great Plains region. The development of the transcontinental railroad and discriminatory government land policies had disastrous effects on the lives of Plains Indians. The lives of Plains Indians were affected by technology through the transcontinental railroad. The Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 authorized the construction of the transcontinental railroad which made it easier for settlers to travel West. Since it was more affordable and safer, it was easier for railroad companies to encourage western
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