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1

who are they?

first people to settle west pioneer means settler

2

When did they move west?

1830's- 1840's

3

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

4

Where did they come from?

Came from Europe

5

Where did they go?

Travelling to California

6

Experiences and impact on the west

Set trails

7

Problems the pioneers faced

Only 5 months to go from one side to another (2000 metres)
Rivers
Indians, lots of grassland where indians watch them
Wagon wheels dry out
Disease - cholera
Mountains
no water - water not good enough to drink
Rocky roads - horrible dust
Weather
Lack of resources
Salt Lake
LANSFORD HASTINGS

8

Name three pioneer groups

The Donner party
The Sagars
The Goulds

9

How could their problems be solved after the 1840's

Get a better guide
Railways were built
Go at a different time of year to avoid weather problems