American Old West (1800s – 1880s)

This timeline of the American Frontier, is a chronologically ordered list of significant events, births and deaths, associated with the period of westerly expansion of white settlers across northern continental America. The period after 1775 is sometimes referred to as the Wild West.

Cattle Drive in the Dakota Territory

Cattle Drive in the Dakota Territory

Cowboys Roping a Gray Wolf

Cowboys Roping a Gray Wolf

White-Rocks

White-Rocks

Livery Stable in Colorado

Livery Stable in Colorado

Lumber Mills in Terraville Dakota Territory

Lumber Mills in Terraville Dakota Territory

Ned Coy, a famous Dakota cowboy, starts out for the cattle round-up with his pet Boy Dick, late 1880s

Ned Coy, a famous Dakota cowboy, starts out for the cattle round-up with his pet Boy Dick, late 1880s

Western Ranch House

Western Ranch House

 8th Cavaly Near Fort Meade in 1889

8th Cavaly Near Fort Meade in 1889

Hydraulic Mining at Rockerville, Dakota Territory

Hydraulic Mining at Rockerville, Dakota Territory

Old West Camp Site in the Dakota Territory

Old West Camp Site in the Dakota Territory

Prospectors at a Montana Mine

Prospectors at a Montana Mine

Indian Fighters from the US Army Infantry

Indian Fighters from the US Army Infantry

Locomotive Steaming Through the canyon on Black Hills

Locomotive Steaming Through the canyon on Black Hills

Railroad Track Through the Mountains in the Black Hills

Railroad Track Through the Mountains in the Black Hills

The Cavalier. A Young US Army Cavalry Soldier on his Horse

The Cavalier. A Young US Army Cavalry Soldier on his Horse

US Infantry Troops at Camp Meade

US Infantry Troops at Camp Meade

A young Oglala girl

A young Oglala girl

Branding cattle

Branding cattle

Gillespie Hotel, Hot Springs, Dakota Territoy

Gillespie Hotel, Hot Springs, Dakota Territoy

Hostile Indian Camp

Hostile Indian Camp