Go West Project

By Ozzy Islas

What does it mean to be an American as a pioneer during Westward Expansion

Being a pioneer meant you had to be a hard worker and smart to make your destination

pioneers worked hard even when they had to take a break, they had to feed there family and there oxen, detach there oxen, and they also had to be smart by knowing which trail to go on and when is there next stop would be, and if they ran out of food and water where they go find some.
Moving onto the Plains - Pioneers - Go West

Hard workers

Pioneers had to hunt for there food and there family's, even kids had to help there parents. "Dad and i can take care of the animals while Ma and Annie cook dinner". Also the kids had to learn how to drive the oxen
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The wagon

The wagon had a minimum amount of space but they had to carry all there things that would have to last them 6 months on there journey to the west. They mostly carried a lot of food with, the kids couldn't take any dolls with they or any kind of toy because there family would need the space for more useful supplies

Works Cited

Murphy, Dallas. Read aloud Plays Pioneers. New York: Scholastic inc, 1998. Print.