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sacaton

/ˌsækəˈtəʊn/
noun
1.
a coarse grass, Sporobolus wrightii, of the southwestern US and Mexico, grown for hay and pasture
Word Origin
American Spanish zacatón, from zacate coarse grass, from Nahuatl zacatl
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  • Something of this sort is going on at Taos to-day among the pueblos for their land, and down at sacaton among the Pimas for water.

  • At sacaton, the big squatter, the irrigation company, took the Pimas' water; so that the Indian can no longer raise crops.

  • If you want to know what the courts do in these cases, ask the pueblo governor at Taos; or the Pima chief at sacaton.

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