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Westward Expansion

Section 3

TermDefinition
Cattle Kingdom - demand for beef After the Civil War, the demand for beef skyrocketed.
Longhorns Wild cattle that roamed the Texas/Oklahoma panhandle.
Cattle Drives Cowboys would drive the cattle North to railroad spurs.
Vaqueros Spanish cowboys
Lariat lasso
Chaperrapas chaps; coverings for pants
Sombrero Cowboy hat
Dangers of Cattle Drives Flash flooding (animals could get washed away), brush fires, lighting strikes and thunder (could cause a stampede, snakes (could cause a stampede)
Cow Towns Located north of the panhandle (ex Kansas). Towns, hotels, restaurants etc. sprung up as a result of the cattle drive. Cowboys spent their $$$ here.
The Open Range Cattle would just wander around and feed freely. Then the cowboys would round them up and take them to cow towns.
Branding A way of identifying a cattle's owner.
End of the Open Range Disease, drought, fencing, severe winters
Created by: Mhoody