Why does change often result in conflict? Learn about the Native American reaction to western immigration of the Great Basin in Nevada as told to Wild Nevada by Leah Brady, Shoshone historian. Understanding the concept of change and its effects is fundamental to understanding history. The story of westward expansion includes many aspects of change. Students will explore how conflicts and compromise shaped Nevada’s history by exploring how westward expansion affected the Native Americans living in the Great Basin, in Nevada. By analyzing multiple perspectives on the topic, students will gain a deeper understanding of how Native Americans responded to the closing of the frontier.