Migrants and settlers

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What did fur trappers do?
Trap animals to sell in eastern states.
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How did mountain men help Indians?
Gave comfort and support - some even married Indian women.
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Who were government explorers?
They mapped the Rockies mountains e.g. Joseph Walker
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What did Jim Bridger do?
Explored the Yellowstone region and provided supplies for migrants.
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What did trading stations do?
Offered travellers the chance to buy fur and skins.
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What were the 'push' factors for people travelling West?
Economic depression in East; population increase; farmers faced ruin; farmers were crowded (in Mississippi)
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How did early migrants travel?
Wagon trains
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Describe what happened to the Donner Party?
A big party of wagons and families started to travel West but they didn't have enough supplies. They then split up and got lost. A cold winter hit and they couldn't travel far then they ran out of supplies and had to eat each other. Help finally came
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What happened in 1848? And what were the results?
Gold was found and many American travelled in search of gold. They soon didn't find any and left
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Why was law and order not kept in mining towns?
They were far away from federal laws and enforcers so miners set up vigilante groups. They didn't give people a fair trial and it often ended in killing
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Who was the leader of the Mormon religion?
Joseph Smith
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Who was Brigham Young and what did he do?
Took over from Joseph Smith, organised the Mormons, took Mormons to Salt Lake City and helped them live in the city.
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