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In 1882 Congress passed a law that in effect stopped immigration from


_____ was essential to the culture, religion and sustenance of the Plains Indians


In 1867, the government tried a new strategy toward the Plains Indians--

Forcing the reservation Native Americans to become farmers like other Americans

The ability of the Plains Indians to resist white expansion was severely damaged by the

destruction of the buffalo

Partly as a result of the Ghost Dance movement, the army killed some 150 Teton Sioux at _______ in 1890.

Wounded Knee, South Dakota

One result of the gold and silver rushes of the late nineteenth century was

an improved financial position for America in world trade.

The first federal land grant to a railroad was allotted in 1850 to the

Illinois Central

_____ was a former slave who became famous as the cowboy nicknamed "deadwood dick."

Nat Love

What accounted for the profitability of open-range ranching?

high demand and cheap transportation

Open-range cattle raising was virtually ended by the

combination of the drought of 1886 and the blizzards of 1886-1887.

Because they epitomized freedom and self-reliance, the plains indians adopted the products of white culture


Miners in the West were motivated by a desire to achieve sudden prosperity...


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