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Chapter 6 South&West

Chapter 6

TermDefinition
1. cash crop crop grown for sale
2. Farmers' Alliance farmers' organizations that worked for the political and economic reforms
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 the Little Big Horn 1876 battle in which the Sioux defeated U.S. Army troops
7. Wounded Knee 1890 confrontation between the U.S. cavalry and Sioux that marked the end of Indian resistance
8. assimilate to be absorbed into the main culture of society
9. Dawes General Allotment Act 1887 law that divided reservation land into private family plots
10. vigilante self-appointed law enforcer
11. transcontinental railroad rail link between the eastern and western U.S.
12. land grant land designated by the federal government for building schools, roads, or railroads
13. open range system vast area of grassland on which live sock roamed and grazed
14. Homestead Act 1862 law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens willing to live on and cultivate it for 5 years
15. Exodusters African Americans who migrated from the south to the west after the civil war
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