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Chap9-Questions-Indi

Questions - indians, soldiers, trains, cattle

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Why did Plains Indians raid Anglo American settlements in Texas? To take back their land.
One reason Plains Indians were upset with soldiers and buffalo hunters for killing so many buffalo Depended on buffalo for many of their needs
Another reason Plains Indians were upset with soldiers and buffalo hunters for killing so many buffalo They had traded buffalo hides for tools and supplies
Another reason Plains Indians were upset with soldiers and buffalo hunters for killing so many buffalo They respected their buffalo
Who first brought cattle to Texas? Spanish Explorers
Why did ranchers like the open range? Their cattle could eat lot of grass at no cost.
Describe cowhands in late 1800s: Many were African Americans, native Americans or Hispanics
Describe cowhands in late 1800s: Kept cattle from straying
Describe cowhands in late 1800s: They branded the calves after the roundup
How did Trailblazers like Jesse Chisholm and Charles Goodnight contribute to the cattle industry? They created trails for getting cattle to market
Which invention helped ranchers keep their cattle from wandering away? barbed wire
What industry was helped when railroads were built through forests? lumber
Why did Texas businesses grow during the railroad boom? Goods could be transported more easily
Why were many Texan towns built about 30 miles apart? Railroad crews drilled water wells every 30 miles to supply water for steam engines.
Why was Galveston an important railroad connection for Texas businesses? Galveston was a Gulf coast port
Why did ranchers brand cattle? Identify cattle easily, prove it was their cow
One reason why Native American unhappy with early Texas settlers: settlers took their land and killed their buffalo
Another reason why Native American unhappy with early Texas settlers: the settlers tried to get the Native Americans moved to some place else
Why were cattle drives an important aspect of Texas economy? The people could sell the cattle in different places for more money
Created by: renaetelford