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|California Gold Rush
|period where thousands of people went west to search for gold
|when cowboys guided huge herds of cattle North to new railroad lines extending across The Great Plains
|A buisness that delivered from Missouri to California in just ten days
|Invention that sent messages along wires using electricty
|Samuel B. Morse
|Developed a way to send telegraph messages
|A railroadacross the continent linking the eastern United States to the Western United States
|Began building train tracks west from Omaha. Most workers were Irish Immagrants
|Began building train tracks east from sacramento, California. Most workers were Chinese immagrants.
|Place in Utah where the Union Pacific met the Central Pacific and connected the transcontinental railroad
|Made up almost 80% of the Central Pacific workers
|Told Union Pacific workers they were scaring away the buffalo
|Gen. William Tecumsah Sherman
|Warned the Native Americans that nothing would stop the building of the railroads
|Homestead Act of 1862
|Law that offered free land to American citizens and immagrants
|Settlers who claimed land through the Homestead Act.
|Sod House (soddy)
|Houses made from sod (soil) on the Great Plains.
|The name for farmers on the Great Plains.
|Thousands of African Americans pioneers who moved to the Great Plains and started communities.
|A succesful community started by exodusters
|The use of new ideas to make that improve people's lives
|A person who starts a new buisness hoping to make a profit
|Began making pants out of blue denim that were sturdy and didn't tear- the first blue jeans
|Area of land set aside for Native Americans
|Chief of the Lakota tribe in the black hills South Dakota
|Col. George Custer
|Led the 7th Cavalrey on a mission to 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
|A Nez Perce chief who led hos people to the Canadian to avoid moving to a reservation.