After reading your text and reviewing the assigned materials, submit an analysis of the people that shaped the American West. You might want to consider the following questions, but you are not limited to them: It is said by historians that the West shaped America. How has the West shaped culture? What surprises you most about the change in population in California? Which group’s contribution to the West most connected with you? Were there any groups that you feel have been underrepresented in your past studies? How can each group be acknowledged for their contributions?