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Ch 6 Vocab Terms

The South and West transformed 1865-1990

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1.Cash Crop Crop grown for sale
2.Farmers' Alliance Network of farmers' organizations that worked for politcal and economic reforms in the late 1800s
3.Civil Rights Act of 1875 Law that banned discrimination in publicfacilities and transportation
4.Reservation Public lands where Native Americans were forced to live by the federal government
5.Sand Creek Massacre 1864 incident in which Colorado militia killed a camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians
6.Sitting Bull Belonged to the Hunkpapa band, one of seven Lakota Sioux groups that lived by hunting buffalo
7.Battle of Little Big Horn 1876 battle in which the Sioux defeated U.S. Army troops
8.Wounded Knee 1890 confronttation between U.S. cavalry and Sioux that marketed the end of Indian resistance
9.Assimilate To be absorbed into the main culture of a society
10.Dawes General Allotment Act 1887 law that divided reservation land into private family plots
11.Vigilante Self-appointed law enforcer
12.Transcontinental Railroad rail link between the eastern and the westerns United States
13.Land Grant Land designated by the federal government for building schools, roads, or railroads
14.Open Range Vast area of grassland on which livestock roamed and grazed
15.Homestead Act 1862 law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens willing to live on and cultivate it for five years
16.Exodusters African Americans who migrated from the South to the West after the Civil War
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