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Sodbusters Notes

  1. 1. Name ______________________________________________________ Hour ___<br />-523875394335Sodbusters<br />Sodbuster- (Also called a homesteader); A farmer who established a homestead on the Great Plains and built a house from cut bricks of sod:<br />A shortage of materials<br />How did settlers solve the problem of few trees to build their houses?<br />African Americans<br />Black homesteaders in Kansas were called _______________________________<br />Challenges of Water<br />How did sodbusters adapt to the minimal rivers and lakes, in addition to shorter rainfall than back East?<br />Lack of fuel<br />What did homesteaders use to burn for cooking and heat?<br />Plowing the land<br />What improvement had to be made to plow the tough prairie sod?<br />Crops were trampled<br />How did sodbusters protect their property from large animal damage?<br />Fires<br />What did sodbusters do to protect against prairie fires?<br />Plagues of insects<br />How did sodbusters deal with insects that damaged their crops?<br />Life was unhealthy<br />With the scarcity of doctors, how did sodbusters get medical treatment?<br />Homesteads were isolated<br />How did sodbusters deal with the loneliness that accompanied their move out West?<br />

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