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Textbook Defintions

TermDefinition
cash crop cotton
farmer's alliance Texas famers began to organize and negotiate as a group for lower prices for supplies
civil rights act of 1875 guaranteeing black patrons to ride trains and use public services like hotels
sand creek massacre 1864 incident in which Colorado militia killed a camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians
battle of little big horn 1876 battle in which the Sioux defeated U.S. army troops
wounded knee 1890 confrontation between U.S. cavalry and Sioux that marked the end of the Indian resistance
assimilate to be absorbed into the main culture of a society
Dawe's General Allotment Act 1887 law that divided reservation land into private family plots
vigilante self-appointed law enforcer
transcontinental railroad rail link between the eastern and western United States
land grant land designated by the federal government for building schools, roads, or railroads
open range vast area of grassland on which livestock roamed and grazed
homestead act 1862 law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens willing to cultivate it for 5 years
exodusters African Americans who migrated from the south to the west after the civil war
fetterman massacre Sioux lure Captain William Fetterman and his troops into ambush
nez perce war rather than relocate to a reservation, nez perce's flee more than 1,000 miles but are forced to surrender just short of the Canadian border
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