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Chapter 10

Trouble on the Plains

TermDefinition
Pacific Railway Act process of building a railroad and telegraph line across the country.
Homestead Act of 1862 turned over vast amounts of public land to homesteaders. 10% of the land or 270 million acres of the United States were settled under this act.
freedmen former slaves
reservation an area set aside for use by a particular people
dugouts houses built half in the ground, half above
garrison military post
buffalo soldiers black troops of the 10th Calvary
rapport relationship
renegades outlaws