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History, Trans-Mississippi American West

This guide cites primary and secondary sources relevant to the history of the United States west of the Mississippi River.

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This guide cites primary and secondary sources relevant to the history of the United States west of the Mississippi River. Particular emphasis is given to primary sources that are freely available online. Most sources are presented by subject matter, with attention given to the experience of various ethnic groups in the American West.

(Image courtesy of Central Washington University Archives and Special Collections. The image shows Clara Meisner teaching elementary school students, circa 1917.)