Life on the Oregon Trail
by: ellie keane (sawyer Johnson)
Our first bump in the road came across when our wagon train leader informed us that we had to cross the Missouri river. My wife was frantic and she said we might as well just turn around. She almost got to the point where she wouldn't even get in the wagon when we were preparing to cross. Like I predicted, we crossed safely with no lost supplies. We are told that there is little to no water on the plains where we were traveling across. Good thing We brought two water barrels, and that i know how to purify water.
First day of hunting today! My boys and i shot 15 pounds of deer. Not too shabby considering the situation were in. We were just too rushed and well, when we saw this little deer come around, it was our only option. We got notified that we would be taking the Barrial trail to get across the desert. Everyone is kind of on edge because we're taking this path.
Had some time to hunt again today. I made my boys stay with my wife today because i thought that maybe if i didn't bring them it would bring some better luck. It did not, and i came back withe 15 pounds of elk and a baby daughter. My wife gave birth to our new daughter Charlotte Anne Johnson! Our wagon train didn't really think much of it, and we continued and started to cross the Cheyenne River. before we had to remove 10 bulk weight units and we forwarded the river safe and sound. But then all of a sudden we have to circle the wagons because a group of about 30 native americans start to ambush us. Luckily everyone in my family is safe, just were all still a little shook up. A little after this we had to decide what were going to take, we all decided on the massacre canyon trail.
My wagon seems to be running low on water, probably not a good sign considering we aren't that close to the end of the trail. Boy,I feel awful hot. My vision is getting blurry,and i feel light headed, I should probably go ask for he.......