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Great Plains
The vast grassland that extends through the central portion North America, from Texas northward to Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains.
Treaty of Fort Laramie
The treaty requiring the Sioux to live on a reservation along the Missouri River.
assimilation
A minority group's adoption of the beliefs and way of life of the dominant culture.
Dawes Act
A law, enacted in 1887, that was intended to "Americanize" Native Americans by distributing reservation land to individual owners.
Battle of Wounded Knee
The massacre by U.S. soldiers of 300 unarmed Native Americans at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.
longhorns
A breed of sturdy, long-horned cattle brought by the Spanish to Mexico and suited to the dry conditions of the Southwest.
long drive
The moving of cattle over trails to a shipping center.