moving west

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Reservation

area of land set aside for native americans

telegraph

sent messages along wires using electricity

homesteader

settlers who claimed land on the great plains

cattle drive

method cowboys used to move large herds of cattle north from ranches in texas

union pacific

railroad that ran from nevada to nebraska

battle of little bighorn

lakota victory over the US soilders on june 25,1876

transcontinental railroad

railroad that crosses a continent

sod buster

great plains farmer of the late 1800s who had to cut through sod, or thick grass before planting crops

pioneers

or new settlers that move to the great plains

exoduster

thousands of african americans pioneers started new lives in communities on the great plains

entrepreneur

a person who starts a new buisness, hoping to make a profit

central pacific

a railroad that traveled from california to nevada

pony express

1860
Began delivering mail from missouri to california in 10 days

homestead act

offered free land to american citizens and immergants

technology

the use of new ideas to make tools that improve peoples lives

gold rush

sudden movement of many people to an area where gold is found

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