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the grassland extending through the westcentral
portion of the United States
treaty of fort laramie
in which the Sioux agreed to live on a
reservation along the Missouri River, was forced on the leaders of the Sioux in 1868
leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux, had never signed it
george a. custer
Colonel who reported that the
Black Hills had gold "from the grass roots down," a gold rush was on
a plan under which Native Americans would give up their beliefs and way of life and become part of the white culture.
aiming to "Americanize" the Native Americans. The act broke up the reservations and gave some of the reservation land to individual Native Americans—160 acres to each head of household and 80 acres to each unmarried adult
battle of wounded knee
brought the Indian wars—and an entire era—to a bitter end
were sturdy, short-tempered breeds accustomed to the dry grasslands of southern Spain.
the major cattle route from San Antonio, Texas, through Oklahoma to Kansas.
of the animals often lasted about three months.
passed by congress, in 1862, offering 160 acres of land free to any citizen or intended citizen who was head of the household.
several thousand settlers, African Americans who moved from the post- Reconstruction south to Kansas.
like a dugout, a sod home, was warm in winter and cool in summer, were small, and offered little light or air
1862 and 1890, gave federal land to the states to help finance agricultural colleges, and the Hatch Act of 1887
established agricultural experiment stations to inform farmers of new developments
Railroad companies and investors created, and was an enormous single-crop spreads of 15,000-50,000 acres
a feat of bravery performed in battle
a person who buys or sells something that involves a risk on the chance of making a profit
any of numerous grasshoppers that travel in large swarms, often doing great damage to crops
to legally pledge property to a creditor as security for the payment of a loan or debt
illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property or funds
BARBED WIRE AND STEEL WINDMILL
invention that tamed the prairie
WILD BILL HICK HOCK
legend of the west
BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN ( THE BATTLE OF GREECY GRASS)
the battle that Custer died in
in 1867, Oliver Hudson Kelley started the patrons of Husbandry, an organization for farmers that became popular
the movement of the people, was born with the founding of the populist, or peoples, party, in 1892.
-increase the money supply to make prices go up
-graduated income tax
-a better federal loan project to help farmers
-elect senators by popular vote
-single term for presidents
-8 hour work day
populist plat form
-retiring the greenbacks, farmers who had borrowed the greenbacks had to pay back their loans
-high prices on railroads for shipping crops, unfair
-farmers mortgaged their farms and could not pay back the loans because the banks were unfair
the causes of farmers economic problems
farmers believed that increasing the money supply would cause the price that they could sell their crops to go up, wheat fell from $2= .68 per bushel
farmers thought that an increased money supply would help solve their economic problems....
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