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Cattle Gold Rush Period where thousands of people went west to search for gold.
Cattle Drive When cowboys guided huge herds of cattle north to new railroad lines extending across The Great Plain.
Pony Express Business that delivered mail from Missouri to California in just ten days.
Telegraph Invention that sent messages along wires using electricity.
Samuel B. Morse Developed a way to send telegraph messages.
Union Pacific A railroad across the continent linking the Eastern United States to the Western United States.
Central Pacifica Began building train tracks east from Sacramento California. Most workers were Chinese immigrants.
Promontory Place in Utah where the Union Pacific met the Central Pacific and connected the transcontinental railroad.
Transcontinental Railroad A railroad across the continent linking the Eastern United State to the Western United States.
Chinese Immigrants Make up almost 80% of the Central Pacific workers.
Red Cloud Told Union Pacific worker they were scaring away the buffalo.
Gen.William Tecumsah Sherman Warned the Native American that nothing would stop the building of the railroads.
Homestead Act Of 1862 Law that offered free land to American citizens and immigrant who were willing to star new farms on the great plains.
Homesteaders Settlers who claimed land through the Homestead Act.
Sod House (Soddy) House made from (soil) on the Great Plains.
Sodbusters The name for farmers on the Great Plains.
Pioneers New Settlers.
Exodusters Thousands of African American pioneers who moved to the Great Plains and started communities.
Nicodemus, Kansas A successful community started by exodusters.
Technology The use of new ideas to make tools that improve people's lives.
Entrepreneur A person who starts a new business hoping to make a profit.
Levi Strauss Began making pants out of blue denim that were Sturdy and didn't tear-the first blue jeans.
Reservation Area of land set aside for Native Americans.
Sitting Bull Chief of the Lakota tribe in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Col. George Custer Led the 7th Cavalry on a mission to defeat the Defeat the Defeat the Lakota and force them onto a new Reservation.
Battle of Little Bighorn Battle in which Crazy Horse helped lead the Lakota to victory against the U.S forces.
Chief Joseph A Nez Perce' chief who led his people to the Canadian border to avoid moving to a reservation.
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