Flashcards in Pioneers Deck (9)
who are they?
first people to settle west pioneer means settler
When did they move west?
Why did they go west?
more land to farm
To be with people who were similar to them
Heard about the gold strike
Moved because of money - economical depression
Where did they come from?
Came from Europe
Where did they go?
Travelling to California
Experiences and impact on the west
Problems the pioneers faced
Only 5 months to go from one side to another (2000 metres)
Indians, lots of grassland where indians watch them
Wagon wheels dry out
Disease - cholera
no water - water not good enough to drink
Rocky roads - horrible dust
Lack of resources
Name three pioneer groups
The Donner party