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The Southwestern States (1953)

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  •  Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona, “sometimes regarded as a great empire.” 
  •  Cotton and cattle 
  •  Mining industries 
  •  Native American tribes of Oklahoma 
  •  Texas’ cotton, rice, and citrus industries 
  •  The oil industry 
 
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This 1953 educational film describes life, industries, and topography in the Southwestern United States. The narrator reviews the exploration, landforms, Native American tribes, natural resources, and farming, ranching, mining, and cattle industries of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. Please note that this film contains some dated language for race and ethnicity.
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