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The South and West

Chapter 6

Farmers Alliance network of framers organization that worked for political and economic reforms in the 1800s
Civil Rights act of 1875 They guaranteed black patrons the right to ride trains and use public facilities such as hotels
Reservation specific areas set aside by the government for the Indianans use
Sand Creek massacre (1864) Incident in which Colorado militia killed a camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians
Battle of little horn 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 Indiana resistance
Assimilate To be absorbed in to main culture of a society
Dawes General Allotment act (1887) law that divide reservation land into private family plots
Vigilantes self appointed law enforces
Transcontinental Railroad A rail link between the east and the west
Land grant land designed by the federal government for building schools ,road and railroads
Open Range system vast areas of grassland of which live-stock roamed and grazed
Homestead act (1862) law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens willing to live on and cultivate it for five years
Exoduters African American who migrants from the south to the west after the civil war
Cash Crop Crop grown for sale
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