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The Oregon Trail. Social Studies. A.) The Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail is a 2,000 miles (3200-km) historical wagon and foot route to Oregon Country. A.) The Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail lasted from the early 1830’s to about 1869.

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The oregon trail

The Oregon Trail

Social Studies


A the oregon trail
A.) The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail is a 2,000 miles (3200-km) historical wagon and foot route to Oregon Country.


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A.) The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail lasted from the early 1830’s to about 1869.

In 1834, a group of missionaries traveled west to the Oregon territory. In the years that followed, many other settlers followed.


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A.) The Oregon Trail

People from Fur Traders to Merchants to Rich Farm and Slave Owners gave up everything to travel to Oregon Country.


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A.) The Oregon Trail

One of the main reasons FUR TRADERS went on the Oregon Trail was for Beaver Fur.

One of the most famous trappers was Jedediah Smith.


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B.) Jedediah Smith

Jedediah Smith, originally of New York, was a famous hunter, fur trapper, author, trailblazer, cartographer and explorer. He was one of the first to travel the Salt Lake Frontier. He died in 1831 at age 32.


C types of deaths on the trail
C.) Types of Deaths on the Trail

Shot and Killed

Attacked

Cannibalism

Pregnancy

Cold Weather

Dehydration or Starvation

Etc,….


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D.) Transportation

Covered Wagons




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F.) Summary

The Oregon Trail was a very hard journey. Some were very satisfied when they arrived. Others, said it was the worst thing they have ever encountered.