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Ch. 2 Vocab

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1. Hydraulic Mining method 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 exposing the minerals beneath the surface
2. Bonanza Farm large, high profitable wheat farm
3. Hacienda a huge ranch
4. Assimilate to absorb a group into the culture of another population
5. Allotment a plot of land assigned to an individual or a family for a specified use
6. Vigilance Committee group of ordinary citizens who organize to find criminals and bring them to justice
7. Homestead a piece of US public land acquired by living on it and cultivating it
8. Dry Farming way of farming dry land in which seeds are planted deep in the ground where there is moisture
9. Sodbuster a name given to Great Plains farmers
10. Open Range vast areas of grassland owned by the federal government
11. Nomad a person who continually moves from place to place, usually in search for food
12. Annuity money paid by contract at regular intervals
13. Barrios Spanish- speaking neighborhoods in a town or city
Created by: frazier3k