Great Plains

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Great Plains

A vast grassland region of central North America extending from the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba southward to Texas. Much of the area is used for cattle ranching and wheat farming.

Great Plains

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(Placename) a vast region of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, extending from the lowlands of the Mackenzie River (Canada), south to the Big Bend of the Rio Grande

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a semiarid region E of the Rocky Mountains, in the U.S. and Canada.
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Noun1.Great Plains - a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into TexasGreat Plains - a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans
dust bowl - a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s
Llano Estacado - a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
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Religions featured are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism, American Plains Indian, and Central African.
For so small a cast to remember so many lines, spoken by so many characters, as they moved from the Indian jungle to the American plains, is a feat in itself.
Now, the John Wilson Orchestra and a cast of performers including Belinda Lang, Scarlett Strallen and Marcus Brigstocke will be taking us back to the Great American Plains as they perform the score to Rodgers and Hammerstein's first ever musical, which includes memorable numbers such as Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin', People Will Say We're in Love, and of course the title song itself.
Now, the John Wilson Orchestra and a cast of performers including Belinda Lang, Scarlett Strallen and Marcus Brigstocke will be taking us back to the Great American Plains (and the Great White Way) as they perform the score to Rodgers and Hammerstein's first ever musical, which includes numbers such as Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin', People Will Say We're in Love and, of course, the title song itself.
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But the voyage is also important for all Americans, as a recognition that roots, whether in some obscure foreign village or in the American Plains, are a part of America's identity.
Klein reports from places such as Romania, Greece, Latin America as well as Native American reservations, and on the increasing development of cross-sectoral alliances such as "Cowboys and Indians" on the North American plains.
Paint's story is linked to the humans who capture and own her during the historic settlement of both the American plains and the Canadian prairie, so it's more than just a horse story.
Thus, Moon's narrative flips from declensionist to progressive, coming to strongly resemble the arcs drawn by historians of the North American plains and grasslands.
In this instance, and I emphasize, in this instance, referring to those big, shaggy beasts of the North American plains as buffalo is essentially incorrect.
The Social Credit populism of the North American plains owes little to Burkean conservatism.

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