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Westward Expansion

Mountain Men trapper who explored and hunted in Oregon in the 1800s.
Rugged Individualist person who follows his or her own independent course in life.
Rendezvous French word meaning 'get together'; yearly meeting where mountain men traded furs.
Dictator ruler with absolute power and authority.
Tejano person of Mexican descent born in Texas
Siege military blockade or bombardment of an enemy town or position in order to force an enemy surrender.
Annex to add on.
Vaquero Indian or Mexican cowhand.
Cede to give up.
Refuge a place where one is safe from persecution.
Forty-Niner one of the more than 80,000 people who joined the gold rush to California in 1849.
Created by: altdog1