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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

Author: Steven P. Olson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 082394512X

Category: History

Page: 64

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Uses primary source documents, narrative, and illustrations to recount the history of the Oregon Trail, its role in westward expansion, and the travails of the pioneers who followed it across the West.

The Oregon Trail, Yesterday & Today

The Oregon Trail, Yesterday & Today

Author: William Hill

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: 0870045601

Category: Oregon National Historic Trail

Page: 197

View: 939

Here lies a description of the history of the Oregon Trail - from past to present. It is a unique blend of maps, guides, emigrant diaries and journals, old drawings and paintings, together with recent photographs. This book tells the story of the Oregon Trail in an interesting, easy to read manner and is packed with information for everyone -- the armchair traveler, the tourist, the historian and the Oregon Trail buff.

How Many People Traveled the Oregon Trail?

How Many People Traveled the Oregon Trail?

Author: Miriam Aronin

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761388302

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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In the spring of 1843, nearly one thousand people gathered in Independence, Missouri. They came from all over the eastern United States, and many had to sell most of their possessions to afford the trip. Yet their journey was just beginning. The group set out for Oregon Country, a four- to six-month trek across plains, mountains, valleys, and rivers. Not everyone survived the difficult trip. Still, before the end of the 1800s, many more wagon trains would travel the Oregon Trail to reach what became the western United States.So why were Americans moving west?What hardships would they face on the journey?And who blazed the Oregon Trail?Discover the facts about this important trail west and how it affected U.S. history.

Exploring the Oregon Trail

Exploring the Oregon Trail

Author: Kay W. Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493066087

Category: Travel

Page: 209

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The Oregon Trail, the route of the pioneers during the largest mass migration in United States history, was a long and difficult journey made by Americans nearly two centuries ago. This guidebook, rich with photos, interviews, and information about the famous landmarks, facilities, individuals, activities, and towns along the trail, will please both adventurers planning to travel the trail and individuals who wish to learn about and follow the trail from an easy chair. Complete with maps and details of each state from Missouri to Oregon, Exploring the Oregon Trail will give readers everything needed to follow in the footsteps of the American pioneers.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

Author: Karen Bush Gibson

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 9781619305731

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

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Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the west in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago! The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad offers readers ages 9 to 12 a fascinating look at the explorers and settlers who traveled this route during the westward expansion of the United States. When America received its independence in 1776, the new country was made up of 13 colonies that became the United States of America. European immigrants continued to arrive in the new country, eager to make new lives for themselves and their families. By 1803, there were 17 states and a need for even more space. The United States doubled its land area with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery to explore and map a territory that had only been seen by fur trappers and the Native Americans who lived there. The expedition into the American west, more popularly known as the Lewis and Clark expedition, left from Independence, Missouri for more than two years of exploration that produced a route for American settlers to take. The route was the Oregon Trail, also known as the Oregon and California Trail. In The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad, readers ages 9 to 12 can delve into the explorations of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and other explorers. They can learn about the more than half a million people who followed during the nineteenth century. What challenges did these pioneers face on the 2,170-mile journey? How were Native American tribes and nations affected by this mass migration? Primary sources allow readers to feel like a part of the Oregon Trail experience while biographical sidebars will introduce the compelling people who were part of this time in U.S. history. Investigative, hands-on projects and critical thinking activities such as writing a treaty and researching artistic impressions of the Oregon Trail invite readers to further their understanding of life on the trail, early towns and forts, and the Transcontinental Railroad that followed the wagons into new lands and territories that would eventually become states.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604130270

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 142

View: 338

A history of the Oregon Trail follows the route used by fur traders, mountain men, farmers, gold hunters, entrepreneurs, and others who made their way west, offering stories about the hardships and triumphs of the massive migration.

Wagons Ho! Pioneers' Path to the West!: The Oregon Trail

Wagons Ho! Pioneers' Path to the West!: The Oregon Trail

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635081711

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The 22-book American Milestone series is featured as "Retailers Recommended Fabulous Products" in the August 2012 edition of Educational Dealer magazine. Just imagine-riding for six months in a wagon, choking on dust, sweating in searing heat, crossing raging rivers, fighting off disease and Indians-the life of a pioneer on the Oregon Trail. Beginning in the 1840s, thousands of Americans took the risk... and lumbered across this seemingly endless trail to a life of promise in the west. This book includes: • What's in That Wagon? • Manifest Destiny • Perils Along the Trail • Into the Unknown • Who Were Those Pioneers • Bountiful Buffalo • Hands-on Activities • Reproducible Activities • Glossary • Fascinating Facts • Timeline • And Lots More! Students can learn much from the compelling story of the overland pioneers who let nothing, and no one - including daunting Mother Nature, a vast, untamed wilderness, and hostilities of all kinds - stand in the way of their dreams and determination. Climb on up in your wagon and "bump along" in this fun, factual and "Wow-that's amazing" book!

Surviving the Oregon Trail

Surviving the Oregon Trail

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766046795

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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In the nineteenth century, over half a million men, women and children traveled west on the Oregon Trail. Stretching two thousand miles from Independence Missouri, to the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Trail was the longest overland route used in the westward expansion. Crossing mountains and deserts, fighting disease, short of both food and water, pioneers endured many hardships to follow the trail west with their hopes and dreams of seeking fortunes in the unsettled west. Author Rebecca Stefoff traces the roots of the Oregon and California Trails back to the seventeenth century, telling the stories of those who left the security and comfort of their homes, to endure months of hard travel in the hope of a new life.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

Author: Rinker Buck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451659160

Category: History

Page: 464

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In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

Author: Francis parkman Jr.

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465523273

Category: California National Historic Trail

Page: 320

View: 903

Presents accounts of a young man's travels on the Oregon Trail and his sojourn with the Oglala Indians.

Oregon Trail Theology

Oregon Trail Theology

Author: Eric Atcheson

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781640650756

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Millennials, born in the 1980s and 1990s, are often described as an inexplicable enigma by the media and come across to some as a frustrating cadre of narcissists. Though likely to check the “None” box when asked about religion, millennials have entered into adulthood with a great deal of thought devoted to God, faith, and organized religion. Many also crave spiritual richness and inclusive community and are willing to move heaven and earth to find a place—online or in real life—to feel at home, much like the pioneers who set out on the original Oregon Trail. In this book, the iconic Oregon Trail computer game from MECC—highly influential for millennials born in the decade of the 1980s, for many of whom it became an absorbing pursuit, is used as a template throughout to illustrate the journey of faith in which they, “the Oregon Trail generation,” now find themselves engaged as adults. While books have been written about ministering to millennial Christians, the perspective of Eric Atcheson, a millennial pastor whose life story spans the gamut of the historic Oregon Trail, offers a fresh take on an oft-written-about concern for the wider church.