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6th Grade History

Opening the West

TermDefinition
Vigilante People who take the las into their own hands
Subsidy A grant or giff of money
Transcontinental Moving across a continent (large mass of land)
Extract to remove, usually by force
Long drive Herding/moving cattle more than 1,000 miles to meet the raildoad
Vaquero Hispanic ranch hand (Spanish cowboy)
Sodbuster A plains farmer who plows up the ground to plant a crop
Homestead Owning a piece of land by living on and farming it
Dry farming Farming dry land by planting seeds deep eniugh in the soil to reach moisture.
Nomadic Roaming about from place to place
Relocate Move to a new place
Reservation Goovernment land set aside for Native Americans
Decoy Someone or something used to lead another into a trap
Surrender to give up
Retaliation to repay with injury
Created by: SSC 8th LA
 

 



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