The Wild Fields were traversed by the Muravsky Trail, a warpath used by the Crimean Tatars to make war against and pillage Muscovy. The region was gradually settled by runaway peasants and kholops who made up the core of the Cossackdom. As soon as a process of colonization was afoot, the term "Wild Fields" gave way to more specific designations, such as Zaporizhia, Sloboda Ukraine, and (later still) Novorossiya.
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