Type
Word Search
Description

Comstock Lode
Chinese
fort laramie
reservations
little big horn
massacre at wounded knee
Dawes General Allotment Act
national grange
deflation
sitting bull
crazyhorse
Geronimo
sod house
long walk
Sodbusters
Exodusters
George Custer
Ghost Dance
Transcontinental Railroad
Cattle Kingdom
Pony Express
Boomtowns
Chief Joseph
Homestead Act
Morrill Act
Chisolm Trail
frontier

Chapter 19 Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

wounded knee massacre
vigilantes
sitting bull
sand creek massacre
great plains
grange
george A custer
exodusters
buffalo soldiers
boomtown
populist party
sodbuster
homestead act
mexicano
homestead
Dawes Act
Battle of Little BIghorn
reservation
long drive
frontier

Americans Move West Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Cattle
Pony Express
Railroad
Chisholm Trail
Boomtowns
Comstock
Frontier
Dawes
Ghost Dance
Geronimo
Long Walk
Sitting Bull
Buffalo Soldiers
Crazy Horse
Reservations
Populist Party
William Jennings Bryan
Deflation
National Grange
Annie Bidwell
Dry Farming
Sodbusters
Exodusters
Morrill Act
Homestead Act

Chapter 19 Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

cooperatives
Grange
gold standard
Exodusters
Buffalo Soldiers
Wounded Knee
Sand Creek Massacre
Vigilantes
boomtown
Great Plains
Populist party
sodbuster
homestead act
mexicano
homestead
Dawes act
Battle of little bighorn
Reservation
longdrive
Frontier

Westward Expansion Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Black hills
cattle drives
Chinese
coolies
cowboys
east
george custer
German
Gold rush
Great Basin
Great Plains
homestead act
homesteaders
indians
Irish
little bighorn
reservations
Rocky Mountains
Sierra Nevada Mountains
sodbusters
steel plows
trade
transcontinintal railroad
wagons
west
windmills

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

Chapter 18 The Last Frontier Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A deposit of precious metal Lode
What yeilded more then $400 millian worth of precious metals 55% silver 45% gold? Comstock Lode
In 1862, what opened Western lands for free settlement? Homestead Act
________designed the first practical barbed wire. Jospeph Glidden
What required the government to buy silver? Bland Aliison Act
Most Cowboys of the frontier were _______. Very young
People under te care and protection of others ________. Wards
________ was defeated at Little Big Horn by a group of Sioux warriors. George Custer
Areas set aside for Native Americans. Reservations
Source of gold in the Black Hills. Homestake Mine
Who gave land to individual Native Americans for self support? Dawes Act
What invention helped the prairie farmers pump water from a well? Windmill

Growth in the West Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

WOMEN
SODBUSTER
SETTLEMENT
RESERVATION
RANCHERS
POPULISTS PARTY
MINERS
MEXICANO
LONG DRIVE
HOMESTEAD ACT
HOMESTEAD
GREAT PLAINS
GRANGE
GOLD STANDARD
FRONTIER
DAWES ACT
COWHANDS
COOPERATIVES
BUFFALO SOLDIER
BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN

The Westward Expantion Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

african american
barbed wire
black hills
cattle drives
chinese
coolies
cowboys
custer
east
exodusters
german
gold rush
homestead act
homesteaders
immigrants
irish
little bighorn
mountains
native american
nicodemus kansas
railroad
reservations
rocky mountains
sodbusters
steel plows
west
windmills

The Last Frontier Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A vein of metal ore deposited in the earth. lode
The lode that Henry Comstock found with James Finney in the Virginia Mountains of Western Nevada was the ___________Lode. Comstock
The Bland-_________ Act set the price of silver at the ratio of 16.1 Allison
A former cattle trail from San Atonio, Texas to Abilene was the __________ Trail. Chisholm
Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving rounded up 2,000 herds of cattle on the Goodnight-________________trail. Loving
The Trail__________ was in charge of the men, equipment, and animals. Boss
The __________ was usually the youngest of the hands and was paid the least. Wrangler
Philip _________ was and industrailist who moved to Chicago to start a meat packing industry. Armour
Gustavus _________ made a refrigerated train car for the maet packing industry. Swift
The ______-products left over from killing an animal, like shin and bone. By
The __________________ Act opened western lands for free settlement. Homstead
Land that is reserved for the Indians only was called the Indian ______________. Territory
People who made their clams illigaly are called _________. Sooners
A sod ____________ was made out of strips of sod, white washed in the inside, and a woven stick and clay roof. House
Used wind to pump up water. Windmill
Joseph_________ made th barbed-wire fence. Glidden
__________ free delivery is what Post Offices used to keep costs down so it wouldn't cost more to send a letter to a soddie than it did to send it to New York City. Rural
A social organization for farmers, started by Oliver H. Kelley. Grange
George A. __________ misjudged the strength and determination of a group of Soix warriors. Custer
_________ _________ took up arms against the U.S. Fedral government. Crazy Horse
The indian medicine man who inspired the attack against the U.S. Fedrak government was named, Sitting ________. Bull
The chief of the Nez Pierce. Joseph
Tracts of land set aside for the Indians. Reservations
The leader of the Apaches. Geronimo
The government put the lndians who had not resisted here __________. Wards
The__________ Act assumed that the way of Indian life no longer worked. Dawes
THe worlds single richest gold mine. Homestake Mine
Jesse and Frank __________ were robbers after being Confederate raiders. James
Billy the ________ started out by fighting in cattle wars, and by the time he was 18 he was charged with 12 murders. Kid
_________ Bart was called the gentleman crook. Black
Bill __________ was the U.S. marshal for 35 years, and only used guns when he had to. Tilghman
Harry __________ was an outlaw in the Wild West. Tracy
Tom _________ was the sherrif who fought more with his hands than his gun smith
Wyatt ____________ was the sherriff who ws not well liked, people considered him a murderer. Earp
Bat _______________ was a sherriff, but later became a sportswriter. Materson

Chapter 19 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Candidate for populist party who basically started the ending of his party WilliamJenningsBryan
Act that encouraged to become farmers and drop Native ways DawesAct
People who tried to be like biblical hebrews Exodusters
Citzens who took the protection of their cities into their own hands Vigilantes
Land between the Missouri river and the Rocky Mountains GreatPlains
Land that the government told the natives that they can keep Reservations
Unsettled land occupied by native americans Frontier
A group that were created by farmers and they were against the railway Grange
Spanish speaking south westerns Mexicanos
A town with a sudden burst of population or economic growth Boomtown
Cattle drives along the railways LongDrives
People who helped ranchers Vaqueros
150 cheyenne men women and children were killed in this massacr SandCreekMassacre
Sioux cheif Sittingbull
a piece of land with the home on it Homestead
A buffalo hunter who turned into a showmen WilliamCody
a law that the government gave people land for 5 years usualy 160 acres HomesteadAct
What farmers were called Sodbusters
A group wich all members were leaders Cooperatives
Party where they wanted unlimited coining of silver PopulistParty