Westward Expansion If you traveled west in a covered wagon
A long time ago, around 150 years back, there were no cars, trucks, buses, or airplanes. The only possible way to get across the country, was to ride your horse, or travel in a covered wagon, pulled by a horse. Through the 1840s and 50s, a lot of people traveled to the West. You traveled West because people told stories to make it sound like a magical, great place. They would travel for months and months, and then get there to find out that it wasn't that great. It was hard for them because, if there wasn't enough room in the wagon, they had to walk.
Some times the indians were mean, and sometimes they would be friendly.If they were friendly, they would trade with the settlers. Pioneers would aways want these shoes called "moccasins". They didn't have shoes. If the indians were mean, they might try to steal the animals that were pulling the wagon.