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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
Goal:

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



Oregon trail
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.


Goal
Goal:

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