homesteader


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homesteader

1. a person owning a homestead
2. US and Canadian a person who acquires or possesses land under a homestead law
3. a person taking part in a homesteading scheme
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On the other hand, however, The Homesteader carefully revises the Western as Micheaux filters elements of the genre through his own experience as an African American, through his understanding and response to hegemonic cultural beliefs of his day, through his reading of African American literature generally, and through his specific knowledge of the writing and philosophies of W.
There are as many different reasons and ways to homestead as there are homesteaders today.
A good dog or two will alert the bear that he's ventured too far onto human territory, and will also alert the homesteader that there's a creature afoot.
Ruby's school has--along with this book and others--recently been at the center of a trademark battle that has stirred up urban homesteaders and helped unite the movement.
But to claim Micheaux as a Black Turnerian is not to say that Micheaux was necessarily a successful Western homesteader, for he was not.
DEFINITION OF A HOMESTEAD/HOMESTEADER: An appreciation for simple living and growing your own food is part of being a modern-day homesteader.
These products, while not all directly marketed to the farmer and homesteader, have a lot to offer to this way of life.
Because we have been so inspired by homesteaders across the generations, we decided to celebrate their legacy in 2012 by seeking nominations for GRIT'S Homesteader of the Year award.
The act, which offered 160 acres of land to any qualified homesteader who paid a modest filing fee, built a home, planted at least 10 acres of crops and remained on his or her claim for at least five years, has been called the most important act ever passed for the benefit of the American people.
When a homesteader went bust and moved on, another homesteader would move the vacant building to his own land by horse and skid, adding it onto his place to make a large house.
The loop's lower section, the Mishe Mokwa Trail, was originally a goat track, employed by a homesteader to get his stock into the backcountry for grazing.