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Summer US History Visitation Bocek

Jim Crow segregation (1877-1960s)

name of the racial caste system. under this AA's were relegated to the status of 2nd class citizens. Represented the legitimization of anti-black racism

African American response to Jim Crow

push for black education, against segregation, for equal rights

Reasons for decline of the cowboy era

barbed wire invention, refrigerated railroad cars, more farmers were moving out west, railroads

Western Settlement & effect on Native Americans (Wounded Knee), Congress trying to pass laws to "accomodate" them and essentially get them out of our way

Custor invaded Montana in search of Gold which violated their peace settlement.

Political Disenfranchisement

To deprive of a right, such as voting. Or to influence vote so it doesn't count.

"separate but equal"

Jim Crow, segregation.

buffalo soldiers

black Civil War veterans from Louisiana and Kentucky to protect white settlers from Indian race.

Indian reservation

a allottment of property given by the U.S. government to NAs, usually with very little real value or natural resources, in exchange for ancestral land.

Ghost Dance, 1880s


Dawes Act, 1887: reservations for Native Americans


Colonel George A. Custer


Sioux Indians


Plessy vs. Ferguson


Battle of Little Bighorn, 1874


Battle of Wounded Knee , 1890



often ex-Confederates & AA's. herded cattle north to cattletowns, paid minimum wage.

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