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Vocabulary Words

bondage being held against your will; slavery
commissioned holding the rank of second lieutenant or higher in the U.S. Army
earthen made of ground, soil, or earth
encounter meet unexpectedly; meet in a battle
homesteaders persons who own and live on land granted by the U.S. government
settlement group of buildings and the people living in them
desolate not lived in; deserted
sharecroppers people who farm land for the owner in return for part of the crops
herd to care for and drive cattle
legend person whose achievements and deeds are a part of history
rugged rough, sturdy, hardy, and strong
scout person sent to find out what the enemy is doing
Created by: lewisf