Oregon Trail Journal
The Exciting Story Of Thomas Coleman
I few days later on train was running low on food. We came to a large patch full of animals. I hunted and got 15 pounds of deer meat. A little while later we came across and Indian. He gave us a test of courage. I bet him 25$ and lost.
Unfortunately we came to a divide in the trail. While we were talking to the natives, they said that the trail to the left was a shorter and quicker trail but, it also had a quite a lot of angry Indians along the path. There was a higher chance getting jumped by Indians on that trail then the trail to the right. The trail on the right was said to be much longer but that it avoided the angry Indians. Our train took the shorter trail.
While on this trail a person in my family is run over. He will survive, and we keep going. We come up to another river. We find a spot that we think is a safe, however it does not look as safe as the missouri river. Again there is and Indian offering safe passage but this time he is asking for 50$!!!! I decide to pay that much and cross the river. I make it across safely.
A little while later, we are desperately trying to out run a group of Indians. We decide to keep running through the night. Luckily we make it to fort to avoid a massacre.
As we kept with our journey on train decided to seize an opportunity to hunt as we are all starting to run low on food. I got lucky and caught 10 pounds of gopher.
As the mountain starts to take a drastic incline we are forced to make a decision. The snow in the mountains has started falling early and our trail has to either try to make it through the mountain pass which is either covered in snow or just bearable. The other option is that we track back and wait for the winter to pass over. You have better chance of survival if you go back and wait out the winter. My team decides to go for the pass.With only a few hours to spare we make it through the pass.
That concludes our journey to Oregon. With a little bit of luck and skill we made it to the promised land.
Oregon Trail Wagon. Digital image. Blm.gov.N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 15. 2015.
Oregon Tomb Stone. Digital image. Thefurtrapper.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015
Oregon Trail Map. Digital image. Pintrest.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015