Far West Discussion


Read the following Discussion question carefully, then submit an original answer.  Your answer should be at least a few sentences to a paragraph in length.  There is no “right” or “wrong” answer, but your opinion should be well-reasoned and based on fact. 

What challenges did the settling and farming of the Great Plains present to the “Cattle Kingdom?”  How was the cattle industry able to adjust to these changes?  Was the introduction of barbed wire a positive or negative development for western cattlemen?