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Chapter 2 Vocab


Vigilance Committee Group of citizens that get together to find criminals
Hydraulic Mining mining where high pressure water is sprayed on mountains to uncover the natural minerals
Open Range grassland owned by the federal government
Hacienda A huge ranch
Barrios neighborhoods in atown or city that speak spanish
Homestead public land acquired by living on it and harvesting it
dry farming farming on dry land by burying seeds deep in the ground
sodbuster name for Great Plains farmers
Bonanza farm large, highly profitable wheat farm
nomad person who moves places a lot to find food
annuity money paid by contract at regular intervals
assimilate when one group blend in to the culture of another population
allotment plot of land assigned to people for a certain task
Created by: armaynez