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chapter6_vocablist

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1.Cash crop crop that is grown for sale
2.Farmer's Alliance networking farmer's organizations that worked for political and economic reforms in the late 1800s
3.Civil Rights Act of 1875 outlawed discrimination in public areas and employment based on race, religion, or national origin
4.Reservation public land areas where Native Americans were forced to live by the federal government
5.Battle of the Little Big Horn battle in 1876 where the Sioux defeated U.S. Army Troops
6. Wounded Knee confrontation between U.S. cavalry and Sioux in 1890 that marked the end of Indian resistance
7.Assimilate to be absorbed or mixed in with the main culture of a society
8.Dawes General Allotment Act law in 1887 that divided reservation land into private family plots
9.Sand Creek Massacre incident where Colorado militia killed a camp of Cheyenne and Arapho Indians in 1864
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 where livestock roamed and grazed
14.Homestead Act law in 1862 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
Created by: SRichard