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==Historic details and episodes==
==Historic details and episodes==
===History of settlement efforts===
===History of settlement efforts===
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Th first [[Westward movement|westward migration]]s occurred as representatives of the [[Thirteen Colonies]] sought to open up new lands for their respective colonies westward. Those whose original royal charters did not specify a western limit simply extended their lands directly and indefinitely westward.
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After the [[United States]] was formed upon the ratification of the [[U.S. Constitution]], federal coordination and legislation began to give settlement a more unified approach.
The [[Land Ordinance of 1785]] was the first official action by the federal government in deciding how political organization of new territories would be handled. The [[Northwest Ordinance]] of 1787 was a major step, declaring that states could not individually claim new lands, but exploration would be handled by the national U.S. government. In the [[Land Act of 1804]], the federal government took its first steps towards legislating the manner in which pioneer lands would be individually claimed and distributed.
Further evidence of the government's involvement in encouraging western settlement was the publication of The Prairie Traveler, published in 1859, three years before the Homestead Act's passage. [[Randolph B. Marcy]], Captain of the U.S. Army was commissioned by War Department to provide a guide for those moving west. It provided not only mileage and stopping points during travel but also gives advice about what to take on the journey, how to interact with Native Americans and also how to respond to threatening situations such as encounters with bears.<ref>The Prairie Traveler by Randolph B. Macy</ref><ref>The Prairie Traveler, Randolph B. Macy
There were many other forms of this process, such as [[Land runs]] including the [[Land Run of 1889]], in [[Oklahoma]], which occurred when parts of the territory of Oklahoma were first opened, allowing anyone to claim land on a first-come, first-serve basis.
===Details of pioneer efforts and actions===
As western settlement grew, certain common details began to emerge. Most pioneers traveled in [[wagon trains]], groups of wagons containing settlers and their families. They banded together for common defense and to combine their efforts.
Pioneers in the East often had to clear the land, owing to lush forests there. In the Midwest, the task was to bring agricultural fertility to the [[Great Plains]].
Some pioneers were drawn with the original intent of claiming lands and settling their families. Others were [[Animal trapping|trappers]], or others who went west for commercial reasons, and remained there as residents when their businesses proved to be profitable.
==Popular culture and folklore==
The figure of the pioneer has played a large role in [[American culture]], [[American literature|literature]] and [[American folklore|folklore]]. The pioneer is not the only iconic figure which figures in the settlement of the West. Much cultural note is given to other figures of a more transient nature, such as [[cowboys]], [[animal trapping|trapper]]s, [[prospectors]], [[miners]] etc. However, the pioneer alone represents those who went into unexplored territory in search of a new life, looking to establish permanent settlement.
Various figures in American folklore and literature typify the pioneer. ''[[The Deerslayer]]'' was the most successful of an early series, the [[Leatherstocking Tales]], about pioneer life in New York. ''[[Little House on the Prairie]]'', a century later, typified a later series of novels describing a pioneer family. [[Daniel Boone]] and [[Davy Crockett]] are two real-life icons of pioneer history.
==See also==
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* [[Frontier#American frontier|American frontier]]
* [[American pioneers to the Northwest Territory]]
* [[American West]]
* [[Donation Land Claim Act of 1850]]
* [[Land Act of 1804]]
* [[Land grants]]
* [[Military Tract of 1812]]
* [[Mormon pioneers]]
* [[Preemption Act of 1841]]
* [[Public Land Survey System]]
* [[Settler]]
* [[Wagon train]]
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