Describe open range?

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    Open Range - By definition was an area wherein livestock may lawfully be permitted to run at large. Land East of the Mississippi river that was previously unsettled. It was open only figuratively, technically it belonged to the Indians, but this didn't stop settlers from moving there. It was a place of fable and promises of huge economic gain and untold treasures, such as gold lured settlers in. But unfortunately the land was not all that it was piped up to be, either it was very dry and arid or rocky and mountainous.

    Expansive, mostly unimproved lands on which a significant proportion of the natural vegetation is native grasses - found in the Great Planes.

    Government owned grazing land that ranchers use to feed their herds.

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