Dangers on the Oregon Trail
Life was hard on the Oregon Trail
They had to cross flooded rivers. Indians attacked wagon trains. Fighting on the Oregon trail killed more Indians then settlers. diseases were common a long the trail. Food, water, and wood were scarce. Oxen Walked through dry dessert and dry plains. Oxen kicked up dust and it was hard to clean.
Pioneers wanted to move away from home because o health reasons or adventuresome. Some pioneers had no choice but to leave there home. They also weanted to escape because of the homestead act.
Most frequently accidents
Number one is getting run over by wagon wheels. Adults or childern slipped off the seat. Number two was frearm accidents. Like gunpowder explosions. Number three was standpeding livestock.