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It is one of the Mountain states of the western United States. It extends 443 km from north to south and 587 km from east to west. The area is 253,349 km2. It is the tenth largest state in area. They called it “Old West.” In 1890 Wyoming was last populated of the United States with fewer 500,000 people. This state is has many things to know about it such as history, land and resources, and much information about Wyoming.

History started along time ago, 12,000 years ago. Three groups were occupied by Wyoming. The first, group was named the Clovis for 12,000 years; another group was Folsom, for 10,000 years; and the last group was named Valley, for 8,000 years. The antecedents of the historic Indians followed these. Indian in Wyoming was nomadic tribes clan known as the Plains Indians. They have many named such as Kiowa, Nez Perce, Sheep Eater and the Cheyenne and Sioux were the last of the Indians to be controlled and placed on reservations.

Wyoming is located in the Medicine wheel, which has 28 spokes and a circumference of 245 feet. This was an old place built by stone by the hands of some forgotten tribe. Some men were reputed to say, “ It was built before the light came, by people who had no iron.” (“Native American in Wyoming,” 2012). This prehistoric relic still remains one of Wyoming’s unsolved puzzles. In Southwest Lusk covering an area of 400 square miles have what remains of stone quarries of prehistoric they known as (Spanish excavations). They found some of the antiques of materials Wyoming in distant place such as the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys. The important thinks in Wyoming that the placed of the end Indians the man who does that for Indians in Wyoming his named is Phil Kearny and he killed thousands of Indians in that time (“The old west continues,”2012). John Colter who was founds especial place of towering water and Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. That area was named "Colter's Hell." And the gentlemen of Europe sent hunters to search the prized pelts. In that time Wyoming was famous gold, the prized pelts and weary emigrants. In Wyoming great herds of buffalo once grazed on the rolling hills and they have famous museum of Buffalo Bill and the west he loved and settle.

Wyoming has a cool and dry climate because of its elevation and "the rain shadow effect" that cause most precipitation to fall in the mountains and 60% of all precipitation falls in summer. Wyoming has 4% in drain into the great divide basin. Its major rivers tributary to the Missouri include the Yellowstone, wind-big horn, power, Belle Fourche, North Platte, and Laramie rivers. Wyoming's major tributary to the Columbia is the Snake River. Wyoming has extensive groundwater reservoirs underlie parts of southeastern Wyoming (Brown, 1995). Wyoming has 16 % of the forested such as Lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir, and aspen the most valued trees in the mountains. Most of the lowlands are treeless, except along watercourses and cover 40% of the state. They cover more than 40% of sagebrush and greasewood.

They have some animal the grizzly are an endangered species such as brown and black bears, deer, bobcats, mountain lions, mountain sheep, and beaver (Brown, 1995). They have largest source in the worlds of sodium carbonate and abundant energy resources for example, petroleum, natural gas, coal, oil shales, and uranium. These state have coal reserves a low of sulfur content. We can found many minerals in Wyoming such as iron ore, phosphate, bentonite, and gypsum.

Most of mountains have soils acidic and tend to be shallow. The brown land is more fertile and good for cultivate and cover parts of the eastern plains and are often of considerable. In desert and semidesert they covered alkali soils that is worst soils to cultivate.

In 1890 women’s want equal rights and they want to do many things such as votes and statehood. They want to change the state constitution for rights. This change making women’s to nominate in statehood (Roberts, 2003). This was first state male women’s right to votes and position in the government. The first woman elected governor of any state she was name Nellie Tayloe Ross. In 1894 Estelle Reel was elected Wyoming’s state chief of public instruction. Had been the first woman in American to win statewide office.

These states know about diverse of people. When American natives, they work in the railway and coal mines hired workers of many nationalities. Mexican Americans is the largest number of minority in Wyoming in that time and eleven thousand Native American live in Wyoming, must on the Wind River Reservation. African American is least number of minorities they concentrated in southern Wyoming (Roberts, 2003). The racism has been present in Wyoming in the frontier. The army forays against native people. Where killed more than two dozen of Chinese when they worked in Coal Mines. They called rock spring massacre of September 1885 proportion of what happened in that time. When coach kicked 14 African American players off the team after they sought to wear black armbands in a game that what happened in 1969 resulting to rocked the state and the university in Wyoming in that time. Increase notoriety of this state and the university when killed student gay in university, that make many people think bad to the state, where which happened in October 1998.

People know about some information of Wyoming. This state are have long and old history to people know about it and what this state was before a long time. Wyoming, which is the biggest in America and it, has good land and resources such as soils, rivers and lake, and vegetation and animal life. We know about some information for example, women’s rights, a boom and bust economy, and minority and racism. 





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