Type
Word Search
Description

Abilene
Cattle
Cattleboom
Cattletrails
Chuckwagon
Cowboys
Cowhands
Cowtowns
Herd
Horses
Indians
Kansas
Longhorns
Ranching
Sell
Texas

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

Cowboys and the Wild West Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

Breeds of cattle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Can be red or black Angus
A breed of dairy cattle Holstein
A type of cow that has short horns Short Horn
Primarily raised for beef cattle Hereford
Can be raised for meat but can be crossed with angus and hereford Charolais
A cow that has long horns Longhorn
A small bread of dairy cattle Jersey
Scottish cattle Bread Highland
Highley muscled cattle breed Limousin
one of the world longest established beef cattle Galloway
Beef that was developed in the Caribbean Island Senepol
Tropical beef cattle developed in southern Texas on king ranch Santa Gertrudis
North American dairy cattle Brown Swiss
Hardy and popular beef cattle Brangus
Dual purpose Breed of cattle developed in England Red Poll
versatile breed of cattle originating in the valley of the Simme River Simmental

cowboys Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

Western Frontier Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

Collective Nouns Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

army
audience
band
cattle
children
class
colony
family
flock
herd
litter
mice
pack
school
team

WESTERN WORD SCRAMBLE

Type
Word Scramble
Description

HORSE
COWBOY HAT
DRIVING CATTLE
MAVERICK
HERD
BUCKAROO
CAMPFIRE
CHAPS
FRONTIER
GOLD RUSH
GOLD FEVER
LONGHORNS

Texas Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Alamo
Armadilloq
Austin
Beaches
Blue Bonnets
Boots
Chili
Cowboys
Dallas
Dr Pepper
Football
Friendship
Galveston
Hat
Houston
Longhorns
NASA
Pecan Tree
Ranch
Sam Houston
San Antonio
Stephen F Austin
Texas
Texas Aggies

Mining and Ranching Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

HACIENDAS
SILVER
HYDRAULIC MINING
HENRY COMSTOCK
GREATPLAINS
LONGHORN
CATTLE
RAILROADS
PROSPECTORS
PICKS
RANCHING
MINING
GOLDRUSH
COWBOY
BOOMTOWN

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