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a huge deposit of gold and silver in Nevada
African Americans who migrated from the South to the West after the Civil War
Railroad connecting the west and east coasts of the continental US
a new method of farming that shifted the focus away from water-dependent crops such as corn
ong journeys where cowboys herded cattle to the market or to the northern Plains for grazing
gave federal land to the states to help finance agricultural colleges
a social and educational organization for farmers
an undeveloped area
name given to Great Plains farmers because they had to break through so much thick soil, called sod, in order to farm
tried to lessen traditional influences on Indian society by making land ownership private rather than shared
U.S. political party formed in 1892 representing mainly farmers, favoring free coinage of silver and government control of railroads and other monopolies
A designated area of land that Native American Tribes lived on
Name given to African American soldiers who served in the U.S. Army on the western frontier and fought in the Indian Wars (1854-1890).
a system of messengers on horseback who carried mail to the west
862 law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens willing to live on and cultivate it for five years
the great plains from texas to canada where many ranchers raised cattle in the late 1800s
a community experiencing a sudden growth in business or population
a decrease in the general level of prices