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Chapt. 6 Vocab

Cash Crop Crops that were grown to be sold.
Farmer's Alliance A network of farmers' organizations that work
Civil Rights Act of 1875 Guaranteed black patrons the right to ride trains and use public facilities such as hotels.
Sand Creek Massacre 1864 incident in which Colorado militia killed a camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians.
Battle of Little Big Horn 1876 battle in which the Sioux defeated U.S. Army Troops.
Wounded Knee 1890 confrontation between U.S. cavalry and Sioux that marked the end of Indian resistance.
Assimilate When one is absorbed into the main culture of a society.
Dawes General Allotment Act Law in 1887 that replaced reservation systems with private family plots.
Vigilante Self appointed law enforcers that punished the law.
Reservation Specific areas set aside by the government for the indians.
Transcontinental Railroad A rail link between the east and the west.
Land Grants Land designated by the government to build schools, roads, or railroads.
Open-range System Vast area of grassland on which livestock roam and grass.
Homestead Act 1862 government offered farm land plots of 160 acres to anyone willing to live on the land for five years, dig a well, and build a road.
Exodusters African Americans who migrated from the South to the west after the civil war.
Created by: Adriano_Santos