EFFECTS ON AMERICAN INDIAN LIFE RESULTING FROM CHANGES IN TEXAS
Red River Wars
American Indians left reservations and
raided settlements along the Red River.
The U.S. army forced the American Indians back to the reservations and the government held control of all of North Texas.
Building of U.S. Forts
Forts were built to house and train
soldiers to protect settlers moving west. This development promoted war between the two groups; included the building of telegraphs lines and settlements.
Building of Railroads
With the removal of the buffalo and the American Indians from West Texas, the railroad was allowed to expand
Reduced the number of buffalos for their hides, making it difficult for American Indians to continue their way of life
Loss of Buffalo
Without buffalo herds, the Plains tribes were forced to move reservations and change their way of life.