Go west, young beast

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Historian Diana Ahmad with mules Bonnie and Clyde. Photo by B.A. Rupert, mules courtsey of Kip Hyatt and family

The story of how the West was won is often told from the perspective of the settlers who crossed the Great Plains in search of a better life. But Missouri S&T historian Diana L. Ahmad is bringing to light the role animals played in the westward migration of the mid-1800s.

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