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Flashcards in Wild West X-Questions Deck (11):
1

African Americans Out West

Were Cowboys and Exodusters

2

Homestead Acts

Involved giving land to people

3

Purpose of Carlisle School

"Save the man" and Kill the Indian"

4

Time Period of The Wild West

1848-1890

5

Barbed Wire and the Opened Range

Barbed wire kept cows confined in a certain area while open range had branded cows grazing as they pleased

6

Building the Transcontinental Railroad

Began during the Lincoln Administration. Was completed in 1869

7

Soddie

A crude name for a home composed of mud, dirt, dry animal waste etc.

8

Wagon Train Mortality

Wagon train morality is a code valuing survival/responsibility over ideals. An example is a wagon train resorting to cannibalism.

9

Native American Survival on the Great Plains

Dependent on the buffalo

10

Vigilante

One who takes the law into his/her own hands

11

What is a cow town?

Town at the end of cattle drive that hooks up with a railroad