Blog Post: The impact of the Transcontinental Railroad on Native Americans

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/4/2020

“The Transcontinental Railroad was completed 150 years ago, in 1869. In 1800s America, some saw the railroad as a symbol of modernity and national progress. For others, however, the Transcontinental Railroad undermined the sovereignty of Native nations and threatened to destroy Indigenous communities and their cultures as the railroad expanded into territories inhabited by Native Americans.”

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