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Chapter 6 Vocab

1.Cash Crop Crop grown for sale,(cotton,tobacco,grain)
2.Farmers Alliance Network of farmers organizations that worked for political and economic reforms in the late 1800s
3.Civil Rights Act of 1875 Law that banned discrimination in public facilities 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.Battle of Little Bighorn 1876 battle in which the Sioux defeated u.s army troops.
7.Wounded Knee 1890 confrontation between u.s. cavalry and Sioux that marked end of Indian resistance.
8.Assimilate To be absorbed into the main culture of a society.
9.Dawes General Allotment Act 1887 law that divided reservation land into private family plots.
10.Vigilante Self appointed law enforcer.
11.Transcontinental RR Rail Link between the eastern and the western united States.
12.Land Grant Land designated by the federal government fro building schools, roads, or railroads
13.Open Range System Property that was not fenced in.
14.Homestead Act 1862 law that gave 160 acers of land to citizens willing to live on it and cultivate it for five years.
15.Exodusters African Americans who migrated from the south to west after the civil war.
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