Native Americans were around in the time of the Oregon Trail. They helped the Americans find their way to the West. Even though the Native Americans were helpful to the Americans, the Americans took the Native American's land away from them. The Native Americans were very mad that they helped the Americans, and they were kicking then off of their land.
The Native Americans lived in tents called teepees. They are rubbed in oil to make them waterproof. Teepees are warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. The teepees fold easily, and the Native Americans could carry them easily. These teepees made it easy to move every time the Americans kicked them off of their land.
This is what a teepee looks like.
It was very hard for the Native Americans to have to move all of the time. Some chiefs right to negotiate with the Americans, so they can share the land. Moreover, the Native Americans thought that the land was everybody's to hunt on, and live on. The Americans did not like this, and so they kept on taking the land from the Native Americans, and the Native Americans kept on moving.
This is a painting of some Native Americans moving