Westward Expansion In The Way To Rainy Mountain

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In the text, The Way to Rainy Mountain by Momaday, Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose, and Chief Joseph Speaks by the Nez Perce Chief they all claim and support westward expansion and its influences on the people around them. n the text, There Is No True History of the Westward Expansion, Robert Morgan was saying that history is hard to predict, not to mention we have to study it and find out the mistakes of other people and learn from them. In 1831, James H. Hackett a play that was about westward expansion. History and what people's actions were can impact and influence what the future citizens will do. Robert Morgan’s claims that that Thomas Jefferson was responsible for westward expansion were reasonable. Robert Morgan was saying that, “...westward expansion or Manifest Destiny, [is] ‘the greatest folk movement of modern times…”(2). For an example in The Way to Rainy Mountain Momaday stated that “There came a day like destiny: in every direction, as far as the eye could see…” For this reason, westward expansion greatly influenced the citizens because of exploring with it will open a person’s mind to new things. Morgan…show more content…
Although a person may think that there are more good people than bad people, or more bad people than good people, it equals out. Westward expansion is a good idea if taken for the right reason or reasons. In Undaunted Courage and Chief Joseph Speaks they both say that westward expansion has it flaws, or that it may mess things up. For example in Chief Joseph Speaks the author stated that “White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of the Winding Water. hey stole a great many horses from us and we could not get them back because we were Indians. They stole a great many horses from us and we could not get them back because we were Indians. Sooner or later westward expansion was going to backfire and come back to haunt
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