13-2 Trails to the West
Terms in this set (19)
Santa Fe Trail
busy trading route
Where did the first fur trading company begin?
OR in Northwest
Who traveled the Oregon Trail to the Northwest?
How safe was it to travel the Oregon Trail?
How did most new settlers travel west?
What did women doe in the West?
worked with men on farms
Who is John Jacob Astor?
first fur-trading expedition to OR
Who is William Becknell?
founded Santa Fe Trail
Who were Marcus & Narcissa Whitman
missionaries to Native Americans in OR
What were mountain men searching for while exploring the new territory in the West?
Who were the first Americans to move into the Far West?
Was travel in the Oregon Trail easy?
no, very hard
Who had higher status, women in the West or women in other parts of the country?
women in the West
What were the challenges American settlers faced when moving west?
leaving their homes; traveling over mountains by foot & covered wagons; attacks from hostile Native Americans
What were fur trappers of the Northwest called?
What is a meeting called where trappers would trade furs for supplies?
Who is James Beckwourth?
discovered pass through Sierras a major route to CA
What is the abbreviation for California?
What is the abbreviation for Oregon?