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Squatters
People who just pick unoccupied land as their own without paying for it.
Flatboats
boat with flat bottom used for transporting heavy loads on island waterways
G.T.T.
abbreviation for Gone To Texas
Dogtrot cabins
log cabins that had two rooms separated by an open passage
Quilting bees
social events where people get together to make quilts
Buckskin
deer hide clothing worn by early settlers
Venison
meat from a deer
Thomas J. Pilgrim
Baptist man who organized the first Sunday school in San Felipe in 1829
Mary Wightman
In 1829, began a sunday school in matagorda
Frances Trask
In 1835 opened a girls' boarding school in Cole's Settlement
Plantations
large farms that usually specialized in growing one kind of crop for profit and usually relied on slave labor
Free enterprise
Economic system in which individuals and businesses are allowed to compete for profit with a minimum of government interference
Barter
To exchange goods or services without the use of money
Exports
goods produced domestically and sold abroad
William Goyens
helped Sam Houston negotiate a peace treaty with the Cherokee so that they would remain neutral during the Texans conflict with Mexico during the Revolution. well-respected citizen and successful businessman.
Imports
goods and services brought into a nation from another nation
Sawmills
Places where people use machines that cuts timber into boards.
Federalism
A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
Constitution of 1824
Mexican constitution that gave limited power to the central government and broad local authorities to the states