The Pioneers

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  • The Pioneers
    • Settled as farmers on the West Coast of California and Oregon
    • Pull Factors
      • Mountain Men described it as a place of opportunity
      • 1842
        • Government offered free land
    • Pull Factors
      • 1837
        • Economic Depression
      • The East was overcrowded and expensive
    • Journey
      • 3800 km
      • 6 Months
    • Problems
      • Geography
        • Rivers
          • Missouri
          • Platte
        • Rocky Mountains
        • Desert
          • 38 Degrees
          • No water
      • Weather
        • Hottest time
          • Little water
          • Causes storms
      • Attacks
        • Bears and Mountain Lions
        • Plains Indians
          • Stole horses or hostages
      • Food
        • Food was scarce
  • The Donner Party
    • Trapped in the Sierra Mountains in Winter
    • Ran out of food
      • Some left to get help
        • Some of these died of starvation
          • The others had to eat the dead
  • Early Settlers

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