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Chapter 6

Cash crop crop grown for sale.
Farmers Alliance local organization linked together such as farmers from the south and the west joining together.
Civil Rights Act of 1875 law that banned discrimination in public facilities and transportation.
reservations specific area 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.
Battle of the 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 Indians resistance.
assilmilate to be observed in a main culture of a society.
Dawes General Allotment Act replaced the reservation system with an allotment system in 1887
vigilante self-appointed law enforcers punished law breakers.
transcontinental railroad a rail linked to the east and the west.
land grant giving builders wide stretches of land.
open range system vast area of grasslands where livestock roam and graze.
Homestead Act 1862 law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens willing to live on and cultivate it for 5 years.
Exodusters African Americans who migrated from the south to the west after the Civil War.
Created by: tooham10