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group of ordinary citizens formed by local law enforcement officers whose goal is to find criminals and bring them to justice

Vigilance Committee

2

method of mining by which water is sprayed at a very high pressure against a hill or mountain, washing away large quantities of dirt, gravel and rock, and exposing the minerals beneath the surface.

Hydraulic Mining

3

vast areas of grassland owned by the federal government

Open Range

4

driving cattle long distances to a railroad depot for fast transport and great profit.

Long Drive

5

a huge ranch

Hacienda

6

Hispanic Neighborhoods

Barrios

7

to remove by force

Extract

8

to change in order to meet the demands of a certain environment or circumstance

Adapt

9

happening before an event

Prior

10

method of acquiring a piece of U.S. public land by living on the cultivating

Homestead

11

a way of farming dry land in which seeds are planted deep in the ground where there is some moisture

Dry Farming

12

a name given to Great Plains farmers

Sodbuster

13

large highly profitable wheat farm

Bonanza Farm

14

to be likely to, or have intentions to, perform an act

Prospective

15

a new idea or method

Innovation

16

a person who continually moves from place to place usually in search of food

Nomad

17

money paid by contract at regular intervals

Annuity

18

to absorb a group into the culture of a larger population

Assimilate

19

a plot of land assigned to an indicidual or a family for cultivation

Allotment

20

to move to a new place

Relocate

21

to guarantee or to make certain

Ensure

22

an estimation of a figure that is close to the actual figure

Approximately