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Laura Ingalls Wilder. By Justine Fontes PowerPoint by: Peyton ,Brandon, Jacob , Rylee and Makayla. Introduction. Laura was a pioneer. There were only 37 states when she was born. She began to write.

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laura ingalls wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

By Justine Fontes

PowerPoint by: Peyton ,Brandon, Jacob ,Rylee and Makayla

  • Laura was a pioneer.
    • There were only 37 states when she was born.
  • She began to write.
    • 1862 Lincoln signed a law called “The Homestead Act”. It gave Laura’s family free land out west.
the trip west
The Trip West
  • Laura was born near Pepin, Wisconsin, in 1867.
  • She moved to Kansas when she was two years old.
  • Pioneer children had corn husk dolls.
  • Laura and her sisters learned to read and write.
  • Laura moved to Minnesota when she was 7.
frontier life
Frontier Life
  • Laura had to do chores.
  • They fetched wood for the fire and helped Ma milk the cow.
  • She only rested on Sunday.
  • When Laura was not quite 13, Ma, Mary, Carrie, and baby Grace, got scarlet fever.
  • Mary became blind from the scarlet fever, so Laura had to be her eyes for her.
  • Laura had always studied hard.
  • Laura went to school to become a teacher.
  • She married Almanzo Wilder when she was 18.
two writers
Two writers
  • Laura and her husband built their own house.
  • In 1886, Laura had her baby, Rose.
  • Later, Rose’s family moved to Missouri.
  • In 1915, Rose asked her mother to come to her house for a visit.
  • Rose wanted Laura to write stories about life on the frontier when she was a child.
  • Laura wrote Little House in the Big Woods when she was 65 years old.
  • When Laura Ingalls Wilder was 90 years old, she died.
  • She wrote many wonderful books during her life.
  • Because of Laura, we know what life on the frontier was like growing up.