Cattle Kingdom

Cows, cows, and more cows!!!

Key Vocabulary

Buffalo Guns: a large-caliber rifle used primarily to hunt the american buffalo.

Brand: a mark made by burnign with a hot iron to attest a manufacture or quality, or to designate ownership.

Texas Fever: an infectious disease of cattle transmitted by the cattle tick and caused by a protozoan (Babesia Bigemina) that multiplies in the blood and destroyes the red blood cells.

Longhorn: any of the long-horned cattle of spanish derivation formerly common in southwestern united states.

Rustler: a person who steals cattle.

Stockyard: a yard for stock: specifically: one in which transient cattle, sheep, swine, or horses are kept temproarly for slaughter, market, or shiping.

Free Enterprice: the freedom of private buisnes to orgenize and operate for profit in a competitive system without interference by government beyond regulation nesesarly to protect public interest and keep the nation's economy in balance.

Wrangler: [stands for horse-wrangler, probably part translation of mexican spanish caballerango groom] a ranch hand who takes care of the saddle horses.

Barbed Wire: twisted wires armed with babs or sharp points.

Key Questions

How did the cattle industry shape tha history of Texas?

-The cattle industry shaped the Texas culture around the Cowboys, also the constant exchanging of cattle in state and out of state initiated different buisness and services complementing that industry, that up to date is very important for the state.

How did significant individuals and inventions affect Texas?

-The protagonists of the cattle kingdom era developed important inventions like the barbed wire that changed how the cattle was handled, also many tools used by cowboys to protect themselves, the cattle, and to simplify their labor.

What factors led to the expansion of the Texas frontier?

-The factors that led to the Texas expantion were: A big wave of pioneers came to texas to settle because the blooming of the economy and the opportunity of getting a land of their own that they could work and live on, and the fact that people were fencing in land that was not theirs, they always wanted a little more land so they did unafficially.