Daily life of A Pioner

Westward Ho!

Pioneers didn’t have all the big brand name medians back then like Tylenol, ibuprofen, and Advil, stuff like that, but they did have plants that they were life savers, and sometimes actually helped.

  • The Pioneers used plants to make medians, the kind of plants they used were Ginseng, Jack-in-the-Pulpit.

Source: http://library.thinkquest.org/J001587/


  • The plants cured illness’s like pneumonia and ague, which was like Malaria. Also to treat colds.

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  • The Pioneers didn’t have vaccinations or anythings like that, but when someone got sick they usually didn’t go near anybody and stayed away from everything to make sure no one else got sick.

Source: http://library.thinkquest.org/J001587/

Everyday at 4 am the night watch fires their guns to let everyone know that it’s day break, so they can soon start there day.

  • At 4am the night watch fires their guns to let everybody know that it’s daybreak.

  • Quickly they get everything on and start their morning tasks.

source: Daily Life In a Covered Wagon pg.12



  • Mrs. Larkin would always cook breakfast, first she had to star the fire, then she has to dig a shallow trench. Then she must find fuel, and she should be ready to start cooking


source: Daily life In a Covered Wagon pg.12





  • Mrs. Larkin’s Dairy, “ There is a great scarcity of wood, and we are compelled to cook our food with the buffalo chips. This has caused many of the ladies to act very cross, but necessity is a great leveler, and now we all must search for them.”



source: Daily life in a Covered Wagon pg.28




The children had a lot to play and most of the time A LOT of children to play with. But they did a lot of different stuff than us. But then again they did a lot of things that we do know, like swim and play with pets!

  • They didn’t have any Xbox or Wii, anything like that to play with but what they did have was jump ropes, marbles, kites and cornhusk dolls.

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  • The kind of games they played were tic-tac-toe, checkers, and hide and seek. Kind of like us.

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  • Others things the Pioneer children would like to do is swim, play with pets, whittle wood, and dance and sing. Also like us!


Source: http://library.thinkquest.org/J001587/