The oregon trail

oregon trail begens

Discovers & Explorers

Back then no white man was to see plants and animals in the west. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson organized a mission for a bout to travel to the pacific.Congress met covertly to approve the trip to the pacific because the people would travel near the British soil.Congress met covertly to approve the trip to the pacific because the people would travel near the British soil.Jefferson hoped that Lewis could find a water rout that the Emigrants like. Also he wanted them to find interesting stuff they find.No white man to see plants and animals in the west.In 1810 A men named John Jacob had planned to setup a fur-trading Enterprise at the mouth of the Columbia River.They had made men take a ship around Cape Horn, They made it there safely but there ship was destroyed by Native Americans.They had found out that here was no easy water rout though the Pacific.Robert Stuart led a men back to St. Louis and they had made.Discovery that wagons can go the Rock Mountain’s.

Jumping off

Then two hundred miles from ST. Louis then Morrouri had to take a cruel turn north.So emigrant’s used farm wagon. Its front wheels were smaller than the back ones so it round the sharp turns.They had wheels had to be carefully the wheels, like the wide wheels work well in soft sand. Then two hundred miles from ST. Louis then Morrouri had to take a cruel turn north.

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The Route West

The first emigrant’s trailed on boats.The sea jouney took one year.But it was expensive, some could not afford to travel by boat.
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Power

They rejected horse’s because they could not live off of prairie grass.

But oxen were to slow, they travel 2 miles pour hour.Mules were faster and could live off of the prairie grass.Mules were not as strong as oxen though.

Hardships

People had to walk because they had over loaded there wagon. They also drowned trying to cross the rivers. People also fell under the wagons and then died. it was really hard to stay alive.

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Camping

People had to get up after sunup and took care of the oxen and made breakfast.They stopped for lunch a 6 pm.At night they circled their wagons to provide a convenient corral for loose live stock.

Buffalo

They used buffalo chips for fuel for fire. Each family had their own fire.They had to use them because there was no firewood.The kids played with the Buffalo chips.

The stuff they need!

A Family of four had to have over Thousand pounds of food, to get through 2000 miles. They traveled 15 miles a day. They traveled 2000 miles long. They pack sugar, Bacon and flower and cloths and coffee.

Native Americans

The Native Americans helped them with stuff like stuck wagons.Emigrants were worried of that some of the Native Americans would attack.The emigrants offered cloths, tobacco or rifles exchange for food and horses. They had very little problems with the Native Americans

My live on the trail!

IT is hard traveling on orgen trail. I have to walk 2000 miles. Not even a rest in the wagon because I was not aloud in the wagon. I smell really bad because i can not bath with out water. I can die because i can fall under the wagon. I can die in the water. I can die from some i should not have. So at night i have to work on get Bufflo chips for the fire of my family.
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