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Cattle drives and ranching were year-round jobs for who?
What city was established in 1887 as a tent city by Ft. Worth and Denver City Railroad workers?
What region of Texas was the main location of the Red River War fought?
North Central Plains
Mountains and Basins
Bad weather, cattle rustlers, Indians, and stampedes are all causes of what?
Dangers on an oil rig
Dangers during the battle of the Alamo
Dangers on a Cattle Drive
Dangers of farming
Last chief of the Comanche, mother's name was Cynthia, he led raids against Buffalo hunters.
Identify the invention in the image. This invention helped to close off the open range making cattle drives dangerous and contributing to the Open Range War.
What effect did barbed wire fences have on the closing of open land in the Texas frontier?
Kept the Indians off the land
Made cattle drives dangerous for Ranchers
Caused too much damage to horses
Ranchers loved the invention of barbed wire
Barbed wire helped close off most of the western frontier, as a result, farmers and ranchers engaged in....
Which country brought cattle to Texas and the rest of the United States?
Under the Texas Legal system, it's a felony to do what?
Be nice to Farmers
Paint a cow different colors
Be nice to Ranchers
Cut a barbed wire fence
Select the best choice to fill in the missing Texas History Era in the timeline.
Age of Contact
Civil War and Reconstruction
Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads
Civil Rights and Conservatism
Why did so many African American men choose to live life in the open range and not in the cities?
Pork and beans was a meal only given on cattle drives
Less discrimination on the open range
Less discrimination in the city
Indians were more friendly on the open range
What two cultures helped build the railroads of the United States?
Indians and Mexicans
Mexicans and French
Chinese and Irish
English and Spanish
Who created the chuckwagon to feed his hungry cowboys on the trail?
"Buffalo Soldiers" were African American soldiers who were given their nickname by who?
Native American Tribes
During the late 19th century, how did farmers contribute to the bust cycle in ranching?
Farmers purchased all the cattle
Farmers placed barbed wire fences which closed off the open range
Indians were stealing all the cattle
Ranchers gave up on cattle drives and became farmers
He was the first Native Governor of Texas, and he reformed the railroads.
Robert E. Lee
What significant effect did the Red River War have on the Texas Panhandle?
Texans moved back to Spain
Native Americans moved to England
People moved to the Texas Panhandle as it was open for settlement
Native Americans moved to Mexico
After the Civil War and Red River War, why did farmers and ranchers move to west Texas?
To grow cotton in the Mountains and Basins Region
To find gold in Texas
To take back the Texas Republic from the United States
To take advantage of profitable grazing land in the Texas Panhandle
What inventions changed West Texas after the Civil War and encouraged settlement in the west?
Cars and planes
Books and water bottles
cell phones and laptops
Windmills, barbed wire, and railroads