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APUSH Chapter 26 Terms
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Tribes and Chiefs
It describes the Indians that remained in the west and how the Tribes were being forced to assimilate to American society
George Armstrong Custer
known for the Custer massacre during the Indian wars in America
Nez Perce/Chief Joseph
a small and peaceful tribe, they were able to live in Oregon until the 1870's without disturbance, then however the were forced to move to a reservation. On their way there several younger Indians, drunk and angry, killed four white settlers. The leader, Chief Joseph led many of them past American troops, towards Canada, to avoid retribution. Just short of Canada they were stopped and Joseph surrendered the fight.
The Homestead Act
passed in 1862,the law offered 160 acres of land free for anyone who agreed to live on and improve the land for 5 years- only $10 fee
Helen Hunt Jackson/Century of Dishonor
A best-selling book that showed the injustices done to Native Americans. It created sympathy for Native Americans
name given to Great Plains farmers because they had to break through so much thick soil, called sod, in order to farm
Frederick Jackson Turner/Frontier Thesis
An historian who wrote an influential essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History." 1893. He argued that 300 years of frontier experience had played a fundamental role in shaping the unique character of American Society. His thesis stated that the frontier experience had promoted a habit of independence and individualism.
Politicians who used their influence to promote the interests of Silver Miners in Congress
first discovered in 1858 by Henry Comstock, some of the most plentiful and valuable silver was found here, causing many Californians to migrate here, and settle Nevada.
Knights of the Saddle
nickname for cowboys
Greenback Labor Party
Political party that farmers sought refuge in at first, combined inflationary appeal of earlier Greenabackers w/ program for improving labor
a party made up of farmers and laborers that wanted direct election of senators and an 8hr working day
in Chicago, Pullman cut wages but refused to lower rents in the "company town", Eugene Debs had American Railway Union refuse to use Pullman cars, Debs thrown in jail after being sued, strike achieved nothing
William Jennings Bryan
United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
the Trans-Mississippi West
It described the area west of the Mississippi River, the west in general
Large scale farms often over 50,000 acres, where farmers set up companies to operate
the Great American Desert
name for great plains because of its lack of rainfall
Dawes Severalty Act
Bill that promised Indians tracts of land to farm in order to assimilate them into white culture. The bill was resisted, ineffective, and disastrous to Indian tribes
The Plains Indians
They were the most widespread Indian Groups. Lives as farmer, but many assisted largely through hunting buffalo. Buffalo or Bison provided the economic basis for the Plains Indians way of life. Large animal was their principal source of food.
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