Traveling The Trail
Dangers on the trail
- Food was very hard to find on the trail to Oregon and if you ran out, you would have to get some from your wagon train
- Indians sometimes attacked your wagon train and you would probably get injured or you might lose some of your loot
- Diseases were common! Some had Malaria and some had other diseases.
The Oregon trail was a long trail
It was 2,000 miles long, that long to a pioneer was back braking because they did not have cars.
- Between 1841 to 1860 over 300,000 people used the trail, imagine how many items they had to use to get there.
- On the trip about 10,000 people died on the trail to Oregon from accidents or by getting attacked on the trail by Indians.
Pioneers had to bring a lot of food to survive
- Pioneers had to bring as many items and food into the wagon to survive
- Pioneers also took along farm tools for when they get to Oregon
- They took a rifle or pistol if they come across an Indian and for hunting