Great Plains by Ian FrazierNational Bestseller
With his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25,000 miles up and down and across the vast and myth-inspiring Great Plains. A travelogue, a work of scholarship, and a western adventure, Great Plains takes us from the site of Sitting Bulls cabin, to an abandoned house once terrorized by Bonnie and Clyde, to the scene of the murders chronicled in Truman Capotes In Cold Blood. It is an expedition that reveals the heart of the American West.
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Great Plains American Indian Facts
The Great Plains sometimes simply "the Plains" is a broad expanse of flat land a plain , much of it covered in prairie , steppe , and grassland , located in America and Canada. It embraces:. The region is known for supporting extensive cattle ranching and dry farming. The Canadian portion of the Plains is known as the Canadian Prairies. It covers much of Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, and a narrow band of southern Manitoba. The term "Great Plains" is used in the United States to describe a sub-section of the even more vast Interior Plains physiographic division, which covers much of the interior of North America.
The Great Plains in the middle of the United States may be flat, but don't think of the area as boring. There is a surprising diversity to the landscape, from the Badlands of the Dakotas to the flat-top mesas of Texas. Sweeping vistas of farmland and grasslands, and a rich diversity of animal and plant life, add to the beauty and interest of the Great Plains. There is also a rich history, as the land was once forested and, in part, covered with glaciers. The Great Plains are exceptionally flat because they used to be the bed of what was once the interior sea.
Dec 15, One of the most recognizable and iconic landscapes in America is that of the Great Plains. This region has been crucial to the economy.
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Notable Geological Formations
Their length is some 3, miles 4, km , their width from to miles, and their area approximately 1,, square miles 2,, square km , roughly equivalent to one-third of the United States. The Great Plains is the name of a high plateau of grasslands that is located in parts of the United States and Canada in North America and has an area of approximately 1,, square miles 2,, square km. Some sections are extremely flat, while other areas contain tree-covered mountains. Low hills and incised stream valleys are common. The Great Plains , located in North America , have an area of approximately 1,, square miles 2,, square km , roughly equivalent to one-third of the United States. Their length from north to south is some 3, miles 4, km and their width from east to west is to miles.