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Bleeding Kansas


Wakarusa War War in Kansas that started with the killing of a free- stater.
Jayhawkers Kansans who had raids on Missouri settlments
Samuel Jones A sheriff and sympathizer
Elridge family Owned a free state hotel
Pottawatomie Massacre 11 free staters were kidnapped by a group of pro-slavery men. They were taken to a ravine and were shot, but only 5 of them died.
Border ruffians Missourians who crossed the border
John Brown A well known abolitionist
Andrew reader 1st governor of Kansas
Beecher Bibles Rifles that anti-slavery men used in battles.
Henry Ward Beecher An abolitionist preacher from Conneticut
Matyr Someone who chooses to suffer rather than renounce his of her beliefs.
Bushwackers Missourians who jumped over the border to make raids on anti-slavery settlements.
Treason Turning on your country or civilization.
Charles Robinson Antislavery advocate
Siege surround or block a town
Squirrel rifles Heavy buffalo guns or army muskets
Created by: Tyronejit
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