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Oregon territory

area in Pacific northwest occupied by british and american colonists

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sanctity

considered sacred

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Aboriginal title

claim by aboriginals that they have ownership of the land bc they found it

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gold rush

period of intense migration of people to an area where gold is discovered

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prospecting

searching for gold

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stake a claim

declare mining rights in a specific area

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annexation

adding another territory to ones own

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flume

artificial water channel

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autocrat

person who rules like a dictator

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electorate

group of people entitled to vote

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constituency

district represented by an elected person

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confederationist

someone in favour of confederation

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anti confederationist

someone not in favour of confederation

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annexationist

someone in favour of annexation with US

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co-opt

win over by capitalizing strengths even if they disagree

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dry

forbidding the selling/drinking of alcohol

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Kanaka

person of Hawaiian descent that came to BC to work