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Goal:. 1. Describe the preparation and difficulties of the Oregon Trail. Oregon trail – a 6 month, 2000 mile journey. Oregon Trail. 1. Why go?. Oregon Trail. Why go? Discontent, opportunity to start over, disease and LAND. Oregon Trail. 2. Supplies. Oregon Trail. Supplies

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Goal:

1. Describe the preparation and difficulties of the Oregon Trail.

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Oregon Trail

1. Why go?

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Oregon Trail
  • Why go?

Discontent, opportunity to start over, disease and LAND.

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Oregon Trail

2. Supplies

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Oregon Trail
  • Supplies

a. Wagon – light and sturdy.

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Oregon Trail
  • Supplies

a. Wagon –light and sturdy.

Oxen used to pull wagon because they would eat grass and the Indians didn’t want to steal them. Could be eaten in an emergency.

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Oregon Trail
  • Supplies
    • Food (per adult)

200 lbs of flour

75 lbs of bacon

10 lbs of rice

10 lbs of salt

5 lbs of coffee

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Oregon Trail
  • Supplies
    • Food (per adult)

200 lbs of flour

75 lbs of bacon

10 lbs of rice

10 lbs of salt

5 lbs of coffee

300 lbs of pilot bread

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Oregon Trail
  • Supplies

c. Clothing

5 shirts

2 pants

1 coat

2 wide-brimmed hats

4 pairs of boots.

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Oregon Trail
  • Supplies

d. Other

Guns & ammo

soap, knives

cooking utensils Bible, money

tools

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Oregon Trail
  • Dangers

Diseases - cholera & dysentery

Weather

Rattlesnakes

Accidents

Alkali water

Getting lost

Drowning

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Oregon Trail
  • Myths

a. They rode

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Oregon Trail
  • Myths

a. They rode – actually they walked.

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Oregon Trail
  • Myths

a. They rode - actually they walked.

b. Indian attack -

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Oregon Trail
  • Myths

a. They rode - actually they walked.

b. Indian attack –

Indians wanted to trade w/pioneers.

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Oregon Trail
  • Myths

a. They rode - actually they walked.

b. Indian attack –

Indians wanted to trade w/pioneers.

c. Circling the wagons

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Oregon Trail
  • Myths

a. They rode - actually they walked.

b. Indian attack -

Indians wanted to trade w/pioneers.

c. Circling the wagons - was for herding animals.

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Goal:

1. Describe the preparation and difficulties of the Oregon Trail.