Problems Faced By The Homesteaders

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  • Created on: 08-04-16 15:51
Water Shortages
Hard to clean things. No water for crops = Bankruptcy and starvation
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Fuel
No fuel for cooking or for fires
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Dirt & Disease
Sod (dirt) houses were difficult to keep clean, had lice, fleas etc.
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Building Materials
Lack of wood for houses
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Ploughing
The ground was packed with grass roots which made the ground hard. Ploughs would get broken.
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Protecting Crops
No wood for fencing, buffalo would wander in and destroy the crops.
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Growing Crops
The crops brought over from around the world were not adapted to grow on the Plains.
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Natural Hazards
Prairie fires grasshopper plagues would destroy crops
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Card 2

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No fuel for cooking or for fires

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Fuel

Card 3

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Sod (dirt) houses were difficult to keep clean, had lice, fleas etc.

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Card 4

Front

Lack of wood for houses

Back

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Card 5

Front

The ground was packed with grass roots which made the ground hard. Ploughs would get broken.

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