New tools for the site!

— End of week Twelve —

Today I will share a new map that I have created for my project site, as well as a key that I created by using TablePress and importing an Excel sheet. It is important to note that aside from website design and research, we are additionally encouraged to create interactive tools for our site since our project is digitally based. This will make our site more appealing to navigate, and encourage others to continue perusing through the site.

Below is the map I created for the project site; its purpose is to illustrate the migration pattern that I noted while researching. It of course is not the only possible route, but it is a route I imagine the Wichita frequently traveled.

Next is the key I created to facilitate the use of this tool; its purpose is to simply provide information of what little gadgets can be found useful while viewing this map.

Color of MarkerMeaning of Marker
Red MarkerState
Blue MarkerCity
Green MarkerMigration Trail

I think this map will be a great asset to the project; it was a little tedious to create, as simple as it may look. Since I utilized Google My Maps, I had to delete the information that was currently present for the locations I pinpointed, select the topography of the map, color scheme, add photographs and information for each site, as well as measure and align the trail I wanted to highlight. It took me a few hours to get it down and produce a final product I was content with. Next I plan on getting images for my site, or possibly more maps? We will see which comes first.

Until next time, Maria.

Please feel free to take a look at the digital COPLAC contract, which I have taken the time to perfect it from its initial form and includes a formal research proposal as well.

Here you will find my working thesis: “The Native American group known as the Wichita Indians suffered through immense forced migration during the 19th and 20th century due to Anglo – American influences in Northern Texas; hence the lack of current representation in places such as Wichita Falls, Texas.”

Until next time, Maria.

Link to MWSU Project Site.


COPLAC Contract.

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