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a farmer who is given a plot of public land, or homestead, in return for farming it
an area of land set aside by the federal government for the use of an American Indian tribe
a railroad that crosses a continent
1862 law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens willing to live on and farm it for five years
An animal that was used by the Plains Indians for food, shelter, and clothing.
A fast-growing town often located near a place where gold or silver is discovered.
Cattle handlers who drove large herds across the southern Great Plains.
1887 law that distributed reservation land to individual Native American owners
Process by which people of one culture merge into and become part of another culture
Native American Boarding Schools
schools that were established in the United States to educate Native American children and assimilate them into american culture.
Battle of Little Bighorn
In 1876, Indian leaders Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse defeated Custer's troops who tried to force them back on to the reservation, Custer and all his men died
In 1864 there was a massacre of more than a hundred peaceful Cheyennes, largely women and children, by US Army in Colorado.
Wounded Knee Massacre
Lakota were dancing a Ghost Dance which made US Army nervous. As army was collecting weapons, someone fired a shot and the army opened fired killing over 300 Native Americas.
Nickname for African-American soldiers who fought in the wars against Native Americans living on the Great Plains during the 1870s
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