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chapter 6 vocab

chapter 6

1. cash crop crops that were not sold for their own use, but for money
2. Farmer's Alliance local orginizations linked together
3. Civil Rights Act of 1875 guaranted black patrons the right to ride trains and use public facilities
4. reservations specific areas set aside for by the government for the Indians' use
5. Sand Creek Massacre spawned another round of warefare as Plains Indians joined forces to repel white settlement
6. Battle of the Little Big Horn battle at Little Big Horn River where 2,000 Indians killed 250 men
7. Dawes General Allotment Act replaced the reservation system with an allotment system
8. vigilantes self-appointed law enforcers who punished law breakers
9. transcontential railroad a rail that linked the East and West coast
10. land grants gave builders wide stretches of land alternating on each side of the track
11. open-range system system where property was not fenced in
12. Homestead Act passed in 1862 government farm plots of 160 acres to anyone willing to live on the land for five years, dig a well, and build a road
13. Exodusters group of African Americans that built several all-black towns
14. wounded knee where the Ghost Dance War ended
15. assimilated adaptation of the culture and civilization of whites
Created by: kaymoon