the oregon trail

Traveling the trail

dangers of the trail

Statement


  • A lot of people died from disses like cholera and malaria. Also you had to be careful not to step in mud because you or your animals would sink in the mud

    and maby die or get stuck when the mud dried


Support


  • Some drowned when the wagon train was crossing an river

  • most people died from sickness and some fell out of the wagon and got run over by the wagon.

  • during 1835 and 1855 A lot of people died on the Oregon trail.






What I learned

Statement


  • A lot of people died on the Oregon trail from drowning when crossing an river or from sickness like smallpox also they could die from plotted water or rattle snakes. The Oregon trail was the most used trail.

Support


  • About 16,000 or 4% died from freezing, drowning or sickness


Source: http//www.travelinsurancereview.net/Travel-Facts/pioneer-travel-oregon-trail.html

Alot of people used trail was the Oregon trail

Source: http://www.travelinsurancereview.net/Travel-Facts/pioneer-travel-oregon-trail.html

  • When the railroad opened it ended the use of the Oregon

Source: http://www.travelinsurancereview.net/Travel-Facts/pioneer-travel-oregon-trail.html


What I learned

Statement


  • Life as an pioneer was hard you had to protect your family and if you are the wagon train master you had to take care of the whole wagon train and make decisions that could get you killed .

Support


  • The Oregon trail was the way to westward explanation


Source: http//www.travelinsurancereview.net/Travel-Facts/pioneer-travel-oregon-trail.html

  • When the day was over the pioneers would make an circle and put there animals in the circle

Source: kids discover pioneers pg 8

  • In the after noon the pioneers would send scouts ahead to go find an spot the set up camp

Source: kids discover pioneers pg 8