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Words West

Voices of Young Pioneers
Wadsworth, Ginger (Book - 2003 )
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Among the tens of thousands of pioneers who left home in covered wagons in the 1800s, headed for the West in hopes of fertile land, gold, or escape from religious or racial persecution, some forty thousand were children. Though the hardships and dangers of the trail were many, these children also witnessed the great and wild beauty of the untouched West and became an integral part of U.S. history. In this unique approach to the history of the wagon trail and western expansion, here are the moving stories of these young pioneers, told in their own words through letters home, diaries, and memoirs. Ginger Wadsworth's clear and well-organized presentation is comprehensive, accessible, and richly illustrated with detailed maps and more than ninety archival photos and prints of life on the trail. Endnotes, bibliography, index.
Authors: Wadsworth, Ginger
Title: Words west
voices of young pioneers
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2003
Characteristics: xiii, 191 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ginger Wadsworth
Contents: Opening the West
Preparations and leaving home
Jumping-off
Hoping to go twenty miles in a day
Oregon or bust
California gold and other destinations
Entertainment and celebrations
Chores and chow
Life, death, and accidents
Indians
Mother nature rules
Dry and hot
Over mountains
The ever-changing trail and times
ISBN: 0618234756
Branch Call Number: j 978 W124w 2003
Subject Headings: West (U.S.) History Juvenile literature Overland Trails Juvenile literature West (U.S.) Biography Juvenile literature West (U.S.) History 19th century Juvenile literature Pioneers Juvenile literature Overland journeys to the Pacific Juvenile literature Frontier and pioneer life West (U.S.) Juvenile literature Pioneer children West (U.S.) Biography Juvenile literature Pioneer children West (U.S.) History 19th century Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Pioneers
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Frontier and pioneer life
Pioneer children
Pioneer children
LCCN: 2003003764
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An estimated 500,000 people traveled the Oregon Trail. About 40,000 of them were children. Read quotes from their letters and journals to learn about their experiences.

Among the tens of thousands of pioneers who left home in covered wagons in the 1800s, headed for the West in hopes of fertile land, gold, or escape from religious or racial persecution, some forty thousand were children.


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