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California gold rush
Period where thousands of people went west to search for gold.
When north cowboys guided huge herds of cattle North to new railroad lines extending across the great plains.
business that delivered mail from Missouri to California.
invention that sent messages along wires using electricity
Samuel B. Morse
Developed a way to send telegraph messeges
A railroad across the continent linking the Eastern United states to the Western United states.
began building train track west from Omaha, Most workers were Irish immigrants
began building train track 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 Americans citizens and immigrants who were willing to start new farms on the great plains
settlers who claimed land through Homestead Act
sod House (soddy)
houses made from sod (soil) on the Great Plains
the name of farmers on the great Plains
thousands of African American pioneers who moved to the great plains and started communities
a successful community started by exodusters
the use of new ideas to make tools that improve people's lives
a person who stats a new business 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 of South Dakota
Col. George Custer
led the 7th Cavalry on a mission to defeat the Lakota and force them onto a new Reservation.
Battle of Little Bighorn
battle in witch Crazy Horse helped lead the Lakota to victory against the U.S. forces
a Nez Pierce' chief who led his people to the Canadian border to avoid moving to a reservation