The conquest of the West was nearly complete by the 1870s. In one remarkable decade, with Indians effectively confined to reservations, over four million new settlers arrived to stake their claim to the future.
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Anti-Chinese violence broke out across the West. In Rock Springs, Wyoming, whites murdered 28 Chinese. In Tacoma, state militiamen had to be called in to restore order. The Chinese in Seattle were rounded up, pushed onto boats and forced out to sea.