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Chapter 2 Vocab

TermDefinition
Vigilance Committee Groups of volunteers that took the Law in their own hands.
Hydraulic Mining Mining using high water pressure to remove large quantities of earth.
Open Range A vast grassland that the government made public.
Hacienda Huge ranches owned by elite landowners.
Barrios Hispanic settled neighborhoods.
Homestead An amount of public land that is available for settlement.
Dry Farming Method of planting seeds deep enough to gain moister.
Sodbuster People who plowed the great plains.
Bonanza Farms Large wheat farms that yielded large amounts of profit.
Nomad People who roam the lands in search of food.
Annuity Money paid by contract at regular intervals.
Assimilate To merge into another groups culture.
Allotment A plot of land assigned to an individual or family to use.
Created by: ThaFates