Westward Expansion by: LOGAN PIERCE

Many people traveled west and for many different reasons, the mormon trail is an example of religious prosecution. Some settlers moved to trade furs and pelts or to keep up with the gold rush.

The Native Americans rarely attacked any settlers on the westward trails, they actually helped point the way for American settlers.

Cons to traveling west. 1. One in twenty settlers die. 2. Settlers have to eat the same food for days on end. 3. They did not have bridges on the Oregon Trail so they had to Build scows and float the wagon across.

Pros to traveling west 1. Settlers have strong clothes to help them survive. 2. the point of traveling west was so that they could move for better resources. 3. The wheels had a hook holding a bucket of grease between the so that they would turn smoothly.

Life was different for the settlers traveling west because they had to get rid of everything that they did not need. Including pets and toys. And there were several different trails such as the Mormon Trail, Oregon Trail, and the Santa Fe Trail.

On the trails west many Native Americans pointed the way for settlers. And some settlers hired travel guides tolled the way for them. Travel guides were people who had already made the trip west and came back to help others on there way.

One fact that I learned was that when settlers ran out of food they would create "fried bread" by putting flour and yeast in a pan and holding it over a fire.

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