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Autry Museum
American Frontier
calvarymen
Illustrator
Dash For The Timber
landscape
The Cheyenne
Harpers Weekly
Bronco Buster
civil war
painting
rifle
movement
bronze
sculpture
cattle
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cowboy
horse

Cowboys and the Wild West Word Search

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ARIZONA CREW
BANDANA OWN
BISON UNIT
BLACKHAT
BLUEJEANS
BOOTS ON FOOT
BRONCO
BUCKAROO
BULLWHIP
BUSTING
CALVES
CAMPFIRE
CATTLE
CHAPS
COWBOYS
COWGIRLS
COWPOKE
COYOTE
FRONTIER
GRASSLAND
GUITARS
HERDER
HORSE
KANSAS
KNIFE
LASSO
LEATHER
LEGEND
LONGHORN
MIDWEST

The Westward Expansion Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

large farms owned by speculators who hired laborers to work the land; these large farms allowed their owners to benefit from economies of scale and prosper, but they did nothing to help small family farms, which continued to struggle bonanza farms
a frontier home constructed of dirt held together by thick-rooted prairie grass that was prevalent in the Midwest; sod, cut into large rectangles, was stacked to make the walls of the structure, providing an inexpensive, yet damp, house for western settlers sod house
Sod houses were common in the ________ as settlers moved west Midwest
This phrase, which implies divine encouragement for territorial expansion Manifest Destiny
allowed any head of household, or individual over the age of twenty-one—including unmarried women—to receive a parcel of 160 acres for only a nominal filing fee. Homestead Act
a term used to describe African Americans who moved to Kansas from the Old South to escape the racism there western settlers: The first houses built by __________ were typically made of mud and sod with thatch roofs exodusters
Farmers also faced the ever-present threat of _______and farm foreclosure by the banks debt
primary goal of most western settlers homestead farming
he period between 1848 and 1849 when prospectors found large strikes of gold in California, leading others to rush in and follow suit; this period led to a cycle of boom and bust through the area, as gold was discovered, mined, and stripped California Gold Rush
the first significant silver find in the country, discovered by Henry T. P. Comstock in 1859 in Nevada Comstock Lode
this armed conflict between cowboys moving cattle along the trail and ranchers who wished to keep the best grazing lands for themselves occurred in Clay County, Texas, between 1883 and 1884 Fence Cutting War
What specific types of hardships did an average American farmer not face as he built his homestead in the Midwest? hostile Indian attacks
The American cowboy owes much of its model to what other culture? Mexicans
Which of the following was not a primary method by which the American government dealt with American Indians during the period of western settlement? appeasement
an attempt to disarm a group of Lakota Sioux Indians near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, which resulted in members of the Seventh Cavalry of the U.S. Army opening fire and killing over 150 Indians Battle of Wounded Knee
the process by which an Indian was “redeemed” and assimilated into the American way of life by changing his clothing to western clothing and renouncing his tribal customs in exchange for a parcel of land Americanization
What brought the majority of Chinese immigrants to the U.S.? gold
How were Hispanic citizens deprived of their wealth and land in the course of western settlement? land seizures
were individual prospectors who sifted gold out of the dirt and gravel through “panning” or by diverting a stream through a sluice box Forty-Niners
provided a quick path from Texas to railroad terminals in Abilene, Wichita, and Dodge City, Kansas, where cowboys would receive their pay. Chisholm Trail
also known as “devil’s rope” barbed wire
who brought their families west? wealthy men
many of the long-trail cattle riders were? African American
This agreement established distinct tribal borders, essentially codifying the reservation system First Treaty of Fort Laramie
. Rather, they either returned to tribal life or fled out of fear of remaining troops, until the ____________ arrived in greater numbers and began to exterminate Indian U.S. Army

cowboys Word Search

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dust
western
herds
boots
cattle
lasso
native american
ranch
ranger
reckless
rodeo
ruthless
saloon
sheriff
whinny

Western Frontier Word Search

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Description

Abilene
Assimilation
Battle
Buffalo
Cowboy
Gold Rush
Great Plains
Indian
Long Horn
Mining
Railroads
Settlers
Sioux
Territory
Wounded Knee

Artastic Word Search

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landscape
medieval times
greek sculpture
Egyptian
prehistoric
museum
interior design
graphics
architecture
photography
matisse
da vinci
Picasso
van gogh
models
contour
gesture
figure
portrait
still life
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pastel
charcoal
watercolour
acrylic
sgraffito
collage
stipple
cross hatch
value
drawing
space
perspective
shape
texture
colour
paint

Cattle Drives Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

During cattle drives, cowboys used what clothing item to protect their heads from the hot sun? Hat
Dangerous journeys to railroads made by cowboys were called, “________ Drives”. Cattle
This held the cook, and the cook’s equipment for cooking. Chuck Wagon
__________ kept the herd together and made sure no cattle was left behind. Cowboys
The ___________ ______ led the herd from the front, just behind the trail boss, who directed. Point Man
A sudden panicked rush of cattle. Stampede
Once cowboys reached a ______________ they retuned home and left the cattle. Railroad
Who took care of the cowboys’ horses while they weren’t using them? Wrangler
What was the path on which cattle drives took place called? Trail
__________ sell their cattle to cowboys, who drive their cattle up north to be sold. Ranchers
What do cowboys ride during cattle drives? Horses
The _______ _______ directs the entire cattle drive, they oversee everything. Trail Boss
This breed of cattle was perfect for Texas life, because it was immune to Texas fever and it cold endure heat and cold. Longhorn
Which cowboy’s role was to stay towards the end of the herd on the sides to keep the end from fanning out? Flank Rider
Most cowboys wore a what over their shirts? Vest
A _______ is a male animal that has been neutered. Steer
Before cowboys took cattle from ranchers, ranchers had to _______ their cattle so they knew whose cattle it was. Brand
The herd of horses cowboys choose a horse from everyday on a cattle drive. Remuda
A ________ ________ stays about a third back from the front of the herd on either side, and stops the herd from fanning out. Swing Rider
Many cowboys on cattle drives kept a __________ on them in case anyone or anything posed a threat to the herd. Revolver
Cowboys on the trail wore _______ on their feet, that were long, so they protected their legs from dangerous plants as well as other things. Boots
Which position was not favored by most cowboys, because it required you to stay inmthe back, and keep cattle from getting left behind, where dust was kicked up from cattle into the faces of that cowboy? Drag Rider
Where was cattle stopped at night to rest during cattle drives? Stockyards
What is another name for the cattle driven from the south to other areas in the U.S.? Livestock
A big part of cattle drives took place in the Texas ________. Frontier

Civil War Word Search

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industry
agriculture
abolitionists
abraham lincoln
america
american indians
appomattox court house
civil
confederacy
first battle of bull run
free african americans
harriet tubman
john brown
merrimack
monitor
nat turner
north
richmond
robert e lee
slaves
south
ulysses s grant
union
war
west virginia

Montana Word Search

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Description

beauty
belgrade
bigsky
buffalo
cowboys
elk
freezing
frontier
ghost towns
Gods country
grey wolf
grizzly bears
haywards
horses
hunting
indians
moose
open space
river
roadtrips
rocky mountains
snow
treasure state
yellowstone park

Westward Expansion Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the period between 1848 and 1849 when prospectors found large strikes of gold in California California Gold Rush
the first significant silver find in the country Comstock Lode
this armed conflict between cowboys moving cattle along the trail and ranchers who wished to keep the best grazing lands for themselves Fence Cutting War
The American cowboy owes much of its model to what other culture Mexicans
an integral part of western expansion cattle drives
the process by which an Indian was “redeemed” and assimilated into the American way of life by changing his clothing to western clothing and renouncing his tribal customs in exchange for a parcel of land Americanization
an attempt to disarm a group of Lakota Sioux Indians near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, which resulted in members of the Seventh Cavalry of the U.S. Army opening fire and killing over 150 Indians Battle of Wounded Knee
a militia raid led by Colonel Chivington on an Indian camp in Colorado, flying both the American flag and the white flag of surrender; over one hundred men, women, and children were killed Sand Creek Massacre
not a primary method by which the American government dealt with American Indians during the period of western settlement? appeasement
was the chief of the Nez Perce tribe Chief Joseph
the rebel group of Hispanic Americans who fought back against the appropriation of Hispanic land by whites las Gorras Blancas
What brought the majority of Chinese immigrants to the U.S gold
How were Hispanic citizens deprived of their wealth and land in the course of western settlement? land seizures
manual laborers similar to slaves peons
cattle herders vaqueros
came to stand for the idea that white americans had a calling and a duty to seize and settle the American West with Protestant demorcatic values manifest destiny
which came to stand for the odea that white Americans had a calling and a duty to seize and settle the American West exodusters
"we are the nation of human progress, and who will, what can, set limits to our onward march? Providence is with us, and no earthly power can John O' Sullivan
helped settlers move west more quickly, as well as move their farm products Pacific Railway Act
the country by rail was driven into the ground in Utah Golden Spike
large farms owned by speculators who hired laborers to work the land bonanza farms
frontier home constructed of dirt held together by thick-rooter prairie grass sod houses
author of the little house series laura ingalls wilder
dry-farming techniques to grow corn, wheat, and sorghum great plains
temporary designed to civilize and christianize indians reservation system

Chapter 15 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Crop grown for sale Cash Crop
African American who migrated from the South to the West after the Civil War Exoduster
Land designated by the federal government for building schools, roads or railroads Land grant
Law that banned discrimination in public facilities and transportation Civil Rights Act
1862 law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens willing to live on and cultivate it for five years Homestead
To be observed into the main culture of a society Assimilate
1890 confrontation between US cavalry and Sious that marked the end of Indian resistance Wounded Knee
The kind of railroad between the eastern and the western United States Transcontinental
Vast area of grassland on which livestock roamed and grazed Open range
Network of farmer organizations that worked for political and economic reforms Farmer Alliance
Public lands where Native Americans were forced to live by the federal government Reservation
1864 incident in which Colorado militia killed a camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Sand Crek Massocre
1876 battle in which the Sious defeated US Army troops The Little Big Horm
Self-appointed law enforcers Vigilante