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Cattle Kingdom Vocabulary

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Open range
unfenced lands
Range wars
violent disputes caused by the fencing of the open range
Brands
identification marks on livestock made by burning them with hot iron
Barbed wire
a type of fencing designed with a sharp point
Western Trail
a cattle trail that led from the Rio Grande valley in South Texas to Kansas
Remuda
fresh horses that cowboys kept in reserve during a cattle drive
Goodnight-Loving Trail
a cattle trail that ran from Young Country in Texas through New Mexico to Colorado
Wrangler
a person who herds or cares for livestock on the range
Rustlers
cattle thieves
Cattle drives
herding of large groups of cattle from the open range market for sale
Sadalia Trail
a cattle trail from South Texas through Indian territory to Missouri
Stockyards
holding pen for livestock
Windmills
devices that use wind power to pump water from underground to the surface
Longhorns
a breed of cattle that developed as Spanish breeds mixed with English cattle brought by the U.S. settlers
Texas Fever
cattle disease
Chisholm Trail
a cattle trail that ran North from San Antonio to Dodge City, Kansas