KEYWORDS: INHABITANTS AND SETTLERS

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Claim
An amount of land registered by a homesteader or miner for his own use
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Claim-jumping
Stealing another person's claim to prospect for gold in a specific place
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Counting Coup
The act of touching an enemy
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Danites
Mormon secret police
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Dry Farming
A technique whereby farmers ploughed their land whenever it rained or snowed, thus creating a layer of dust that trapped the moisture underneath
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Federal
Relating to a government that makes laws for whole of the United States
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Homesteader
A person who settled on the Great Plains to farm the land
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Jerky
Strips of dried buffalo meat
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Manifest Destiny
The belief that white Americans should populate the United States from east to west coast
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Medicine Man
Indian holy man
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Mountain Man
A man who was a hunter, trapper and tracker in the Rocky Mountains
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Pemmican
Buffalo meat that has been pounded to a pulp, mixed with berries, poured into a skin container and sealed with fat
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Polygamy
Having more than one wife at the same time
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Primary Settlement
The first, most basic settlement
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Road Agent
Highwayman
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Sacred Land
Holy land
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Scalping
Cutting away the hair and scalp of a defeated enemy as a trophy of battle
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Sod House
Houses built from sods of earth by homesteaders
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Sod-buster
Another name for a homesteader
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Speculator
A person who bought land and sold it on for a higher price
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Sweat Lodge
A tipi where air was heated inside and people go to sweat as part of a purification ritual
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Tipi
The tent-like home of an Indian family
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Trading Station
The place where mountain men, Indians and traders met to buy and sell furs, skins and other goods
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Travois
Framework harnessed to a horse on which Plains Indians transported their belongings
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Vigilante
A member of a community that took the law into their own hands
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Vision
A person or object seen in a dream or a trance
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Claim-jumping

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Stealing another person's claim to prospect for gold in a specific place

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Counting Coup

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Danites

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Dry Farming

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