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vigilance committee group of normal citizens who organize to find criminals and bring them to justice.
hydraulic mining way of mining by which water is sprayed at a very high pressure against a hill or mountain, washing away large quantities of dirt, gravel, and rock and revealing the minerals beneath the surface.
open range wide areas of grassland owned by the federal government.
hacienda a huge ranch.
barrios Spanish speaking neighborhoods in a town or city.
homestead a piece of U.S. public land acquired by living on it and cultivating it.
dry farming a way of farming dry land in which seeds are planted deep in the ground where there is some moisture.
sodbuster a name given to great plains farmers.
bonanza farm a large, highly profitable wheat farm.
nomad a person who continually moves from place t place, usually in search for food.
annuity money paid by contract at regular intervals.
assimilate to absorb a group into the culture of another population.
allotment a plot of land assigned to an individual or a family for a specified use.
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