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Famous Names of the American Frontier

Based on the clues, identify these famous names of the American Frontier
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These men were commissioned by Thomas Jefferson to find a route across the western half of the continent.
Meriwether Lewis
William Clark
Shoshone woman who acted as guide and interpreter for the above expedition.
Sacagawea
Pioneer who blazed trails through Tennessee and Kentucky and reportedly killed a “Bar” or two along the way.
Daniel Boone
Shawnee warrior and chief who led perhaps the most powerful multi-tribal Native American military force ever assembled in North America.
Tecumseh
As general, he defeated the Creeks and opened the Southwest. As president, he signed the infamous Indian Removal Act into law.
Andrew Jackson
This “King of the Wild Frontier” was likely executed at the Battle of the Alamo.
Davy Crockett
Leader of the Mormon movement to Utah.
Brigham Young
Apache chief whose name later became a cry for anyone jumping from a high place.
Geronimo
This ill-fated group of pioneers was trapped in the Sierra Nevada snow and reportedly resorted to cannibalism.
Donner Party
This Lakota warrior is commemorated by a monument that, once finished, would be the world’s second tallest statue.
Crazy Horse
Famously blond U.S. Cavalry officer perhaps best known for his defeat and death at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
George Armstrong Custer
Widely-read frontier author of the “Little House” books.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
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