The Oregon Trail
|Format:||Print Book 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
Discover how between 1810 and 1870 more than 300,000 people traveled west to Oregon Country along trails that were once footpaths used by American Indians. Learn what it was like to join one of the wagon trains leaving Missouri. See and how people on the trail traded with the American Indians. Find out how the U.S. government forced the American Indians to live on reservations. This book describes in detail the lives of ordinary people in the United States of America who headed west to find new homes and lives but also brought misery to American Indians. Each book in the series uses reconstruction illustrations and photographs along with clear text and fact boxes to bring the story of our nation to life.
ContentsThe unknown west
The wagon train
On the trail
Stopping at a fort
The Mormon Trail
Disasters of the trail
Arriving in Oregon
Settling in Oregon.
|Series||Isaacs, Sally Senzell, 1950- American adventure.|
Overland journeys to the Pacific
-- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon -- Juvenile literature.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon.
Oregon National Historic Trail -- Juvenile literature.
Oregon National Historic Trail.
West (U.S.) -- History.
|Publisher|| Chicago :Heinemann Library,2003
32 pages : color illustrations color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.