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    Comanche
    (Center for the Stu Center for the Study of the American West (WTAMU)dy of the American West, 2023) Center for the Study of the American West
    The Comanche were a Native American tribe that lived in the Southern Plains region. They were a powerful tribe, whose lifestyle was different compared to that of the European settlers. This lesson goes over the broad lifestyle of the Comanche before being forced onto the reservations.
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    Llanero Unit
    (Center for the Study of the American West (WTAMU), 2023) Center for the Study of the American West
    The Llanero Unit focuses on the Spanish New Mexico settlers that resided or frequently traveled to the Texas Panhandle. Focused specifically is the historical significance and impact that ciboleros, Comancheros, and pastores had on the region.
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    "The Last Running" History
    (Center for the Study of the American West (WTAMU), 2023) Center for the Study of the American West
    This lesson focuses on the historical context of John Graves's short story, "The Last Running," inspired by Charles Goodnight's life, and the importance of the history of the Plains.
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    Día de los Muertos History
    (Center for the Study of the American West, 2023) Center for the Study of the American West
    This lesson teaches the origins of Día de los Muertos, its Native American and Spanish influences and the development of the holiday.
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    African American Texans
    (2023) Center for the Study of the American West
    This lesson overviews the importance of African Americans of the Texas Panhandle since the start of the 20th century. This lesson connects the impact of black Texans on Texas to more widely known black Americans who impacted the nation at large
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    Buried City: Ochiltree County
    (Center for the Study of the American West (WTAMU, 2023) Center for the Study of the American West
    The "Buried City" of the Texas Panhandle is one of the most densely settled archeological districts in the Southern Plains. Packed into a few short miles of narrow Wolf Creek valley are more than 100 known habitation sites with the remains of houses mainly built by Plains Villagers between about A.D. 1200 to A.D. 1400.