Learning more about the location through their Norwegian connections, the family sold their Minnesota farm and bought 800 acres of land in the interior Pacific Northwest. The trans-Mississippi west remained richly multicultural in the late 1800s and early 1900s – meaning it saw ethnic mixing and drew people representing different races, ethnicities, and religions. The settler revolutions typically linked the local and the global through far-flung networks and circulation of knowledge, ideas, and peoples, and their histories increasingly appear as complex webs of entanglements, crossovers, transfers, and exchanges. Luring scores of immigrants from Europe and driven by the logic of elimination against the Natives as sovereign polities, by the late nineteenth-century the American West had become the global standard for a successful settler colonial project. The settler revolutions were enabled by a steam-driven revolution in transport on both sides of the Atlantic.