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Section 3 West

TermDefinition
Great Plains A broad extent of flat lands covered in prairies, grassland, and steppes, that lies west of the Mississippi river, located in multiple U.S states.
Dawes Act The Dawes Act enabled the president to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments.
Treaty of Fort Laramie An agreement between the United States and the Oglala, Miniconjou, and Brule bands of Lakota people, Yanktonai Dakota, and Arapaho Nation.
Battle of Wounded Knee A battle between U.S military troops and Lakota Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota.
Sitting Bull A leader of the Lakota Sioux who protested U.S demands fore the land.
Longhorn A cow with long twisted horns.
George A. Custer Commander who's soldiers found gold. He fought in the Indian wars and the civil wars.
Chisholm Trail Used to drive cattle in the post-civil war.
Assimilation Fully understanding an idea or concept.
Long train A train in the early nineteenth century that helped transport
Homestead Act Making it to where government land or public land could be owned, making it a 'homestead'.
Morrill Act Allowed the creation of land-grant colleges in the United States.
Exoduster Given named to slaves that migrated from the south to the north during the late nineteenth century.
Bonanza Farm Large farms built in the Western United States during the late nineteenth century. Mostly harvested wheat.
Soddy A 'Soddy' house was used for frontier settlement on the great plains.
Oliver Hudson Kelley The man who helped found the husbandry law that kept families together to inspire economic and political well-being.
Bimetalism Currency using two metals such as gold or silver.
Grange A settlement house used on the great plains for frontiers.
Gold Standards A currency based on the amount of worth of gold.
Farmers' Alliance Farmers that fought to improve economic conditions for the farmers through the creation of advocacy.
William McKinley 25th president. Kept the gold standard alive by rejecting free silver.
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