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32 Cards in this Set

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the government agency responsible for managing American Indian issues
bureau of Indian affairs
a U.S. colonel at the Sand Creek Massacre
John M. Chivington
a massacre that happened to black kettles tribe they had all warriors out hunting and the women left at camp . the tribe lift a white flag in surrender and still got shot. 200 were killed
Sand Creek Massacre
an important Sioux resistance leader he lead his people to gathered and were attack by George Custard and his men. was often drawn as a buffalo on a horse.
Sitting Bull
infamous for the loss at little big horn
George Armstrong Custard
the battle at which a Sioux nation is attacked by a small carvery by the infamous George Custard
Battle of Little Bighorn
made a religious movement called the ghost dance was rumored to bring back the dead and buffalo
the carvery took the Indians weapons away and they started to fire at each other due to the hotchkiss the Indians loss 150 people including children and women
Massacre at Wounded Knee
had 800 followers and were heading to Canada they didn't make it cause it was to cold
Chief Joseph
had followers and were a sort of resistance to reservations they surrendered twice and the last one made them prisoners of war
demanded fair treatment for American Indians
Sarah Winnemucca
required Indian lands to be surveyed and Indian families received allotments of 160 acres
Dawes General Allotment Act
any citizen or intended citizen select any serveyed land up to 160 acres and to gain the title to it after five years
homestead act
gave lands to railroad companies to develop a railroad line linking east and west coast
pacific railway act
granted a total of more than17 million acres of federal lond to the states
morrill act
African Americans that left to the west to escape discrimination in the south
an exoduster leader that was a former slave he was 70 at the time
benjamin singleton
helped farmers adapt to their new environment they sought virieties of wheat that was suitable for the great plains
U.S. department of agriculture
building made of topsiol stacked like bricks
sod houses
farm with efficient machinery and was cheap most were owned by lage factories
bonanza farm
a writer that recorded their life on the plains she traveled west and settled in nebraska as a child
Willa Cather
cattle that was able to travel long distances on little water and could live year round on grass
Texas longhorn
over land treks that covered hundreds of miles and lasted several months
long drives
a town located at a railroad where brokers bought cattle to send east on the rail cars
free grazing land
open range
a Illinois farmer that patented barb wire
Joseph Glidden
a cheap fencing metal
barb wire
one of the worlds richest silver vein
Comstock lode
a process that used mercury to extract silver from ore
patio process
negotiated the purchase of alaska
William H.Seward
a process of mining that water shot at high pressures ripped gravel away to reveal precious metals below, caused floods
hydraulic mining
a process of mining that sank deep shafts to get ore in veins of rock
hard rock mining