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Chapter 6 Vocabular

Cash Crop crop grown for sale
Farmers' Alliance network of farmers' organization that worked for political and economic reforms
Civil Rights Act of 1875 Confress's enactment that guaranteed black patrons the right to ride trains and use public facilities as hotels
Reservations specific areas set aside by the government for the Indians' use
Sand Creek Massacre 1864 incident in which Colorado militia killed a camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians
Sitting Bull
Battle of the Little Big Horn 1876 battle in which the Sioux defeated U.S. Army troops
Wounded Knee 1890 confrontation between the U.S calvary and Sioux that marked the end of the Indian resistance
assimilate the idians would turn into farmers
Dawes General Allotment Act 1887 law that divided reservation land into private family plots
Vigilantes salf-appointed law enforcers that punished lawbreakers
Transcontinental Railroad a rail link between the East and the West
Land Grants giving builders wide stretches of land
Open-range system property not fenced in for the cattle
Homestead Act passed in 1862 the government offered farm plots of 160 acres to anyone willing to live on the land for 5 years
Exodusters African Americans who migrated from the South to the West after the Civil War
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