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Wild West Keywords

US History

TermDefinition
grasslands wide open areas used for grazing and crops
nomadic wandering, moving about from place to place
reservation land set aside by the United States government for Native Americans
ranching farming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle)
meat packing the business of killing animals for meat and getting the meat ready to be sold
branding a mark that is burned into the skin of an animal (such as a cow) to show who owns the animal
industrial connected with business, trade, or manufactured goods
railhead a town located along a railroad where brokers bought cattle to ship east on railroad cars
network set of routes and the set of places that they connect
guage the distance between the rails of a railroad
rural relating to farm areas and life in the country
roundup the activity of gathering livestock together so that they can be counted or branded or sold
Created by: Jeffrey.lindsay
 

 



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