Who was ' forest man'? Sources of migration to the Plains ( USA).

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A greater understanding of the problems of adaptation to semi-arid grassland environments by people accustomed to living in woodlands may be achieved by focussing more closely on the origins of these migrants. The 3 hearth areas of colonial American setlement produced 5 regional migration patterns that guided forest man to the Plains. The major direction of population expansion followed a remarkably straight, east-west axis, nearly everywhere perpendicular to the precipitation gradient. -J.Sheail

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-83
Number of pages15
JournalGreat Plains Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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