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An underdeveloped area Frontier
A decrease in the money supply and overall lower prices Deflation
Name given to the Plains farmers Sodbusters
Name given to the people who left the south and moved to the west Exodusters
A social and educational organization for farmers National Grange
A new method of farming that shifted the focus away from water-dependent crops Dry farming
Called for government to own railroads and telephones and telegraph systems Populist Party
U.S. troops sent to the west to force the Indians to leave Buffalo Soldiers
Long drives where cowboys herded cattle to the market Cattle Drive
A system of messengers on horseback who carried mail to the west Pony Express

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Chapter 19 Word Search

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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

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Growth in the West Word Search

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

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Americans Move West Word Search

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Cattle
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Railroad
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Comstock
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Dawes
Ghost Dance
Geronimo
Long Walk
Sitting Bull
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Crazy Horse
Reservations
Populist Party
William Jennings Bryan
Deflation
National Grange
Annie Bidwell
Dry Farming
Sodbusters
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Morrill Act
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Westward Movement Word Search

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Comstock Lode
Chinese
fort laramie
reservations
little big horn
massacre at wounded knee
Dawes General Allotment Act
national grange
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Geronimo
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long walk
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Ghost Dance
Transcontinental Railroad
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Boomtowns
Chief Joseph
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Chisolm Trail
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Westward Expansion Word Search

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Black hills
cattle drives
Chinese
coolies
cowboys
east
george custer
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indians
Irish
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reservations
Rocky Mountains
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Cowboys and the Wild West Word Search

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ARIZONA CREW
BANDANA OWN
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Growth in the West Crossword

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Taking cattle by foot to a railway. long drive
Formed in 1867, the Patrons of Husbandry tried to meet the social needs of farm families. grange
A farmer on the frontier sodbuster
Also known as the peoples party and formed in the 1890 this group wanted a policy that would raise crop prices. populists party
Passed in 1862, this law offered 160 acres of land free to anyone who agreed to live on and improve the land for five years. homestead act
A policy under which the government backs every dollar with certain amount of gold. gold standard
An organization owned and run by its members. cooperatives
Land to settle on and farm. homestead
Unsettled or sparsely settled area occupied largely by Native Americans. frontier
Land set aside by the U.S. government for Native American tribes. reservation
A law, enacted in 1876, that distributed reservation land to individual owners. dawes act
An 1876 battle in which the Sioux and the Cheyenne wiped out an entire force of the United States troops. little bighorn
A person of Spanish descent whose ancestors had come from Mexico and settled in the southwest. mexicano
The area from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains. great plains
People who took the law into their own hands. Vigilantes
One of the Sioux chiefs, that helped push back their intruders. Sitting bull
A buffalo hunter turned showman, brought the west to the rest of the through his Wild West show. Buffalo bill
A name given by Native Americans to African Americans serving in the U.S. army in the West. buffalo soldiers
An African American who left the South for the West and compared himself or herself to Biblical Hebrews who left slavery in Egypt. exodusters
A cowhand that came from Mexico with the Spaniards in the 1500's. vaquero

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The Westward Expantion Word Search

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african american
barbed wire
black hills
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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

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The Westward Expansion Crossword

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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

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WILD WILD WEST Word Search

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Buffalo Bills
Bloody Espinosas
John Dillinger
John Hardin
Jesse James
Calamity Jane
Poker Alice
Abigail Duniway
Annie Oakley
wild west
gunfighters
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cowboys
pioneer
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