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Chapter vocab 6

Cash Crop a crop grown for sale
Farmers' Alliance farmers' organizations who worked for political and economic reforms in the late 1800s
Civil Rights Act of 1875 the law that banned discrimination in public facilities and transportation
Reservation land where native Americans were forced to live by the u.s. government
Sand Creek Massacre Colorado militia killed a camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians in 1864
Battle of the Little Big Horn 1876 battle in which the Sioux defeated us army troops
Wounded Knee where the tragic end of the ghost dance war took place
Assimilate to fit into a main culture of a society
Dawes General Allotment Act 1887 law that divided reservation land into private family plots
Vigilante self-appointed law enforcer
Transcontinental Railroad rail link between eastern and western us
Land Grant land given by the federal government to build schools, roads, or railroads
Open Range System a system developed by the Mexicans for herding cattle, the cattle roams freely and finds its own feed this way property doesn't have to be fenced in
Homestead Act 1862 law that gave people land if they were willing to live on it and cultivate it for 5 years
Exodusters African Americans who migrated from the south to the west after civil war
Created by: alliepeyton47