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Oh, California, Chapter 5

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Pioneers
first settlers to a new frontier.
Traders
in the early 1800's, the only people from the United States to visit California were...
explorers
People who or search a new frontier or territory to map and provide trails for pioneers.
trappers
adventurers who capture and kill animals, such as beavers for their fur
Mexicans
People who are native to the country of Mexico, which used to include CaliforniaCalifornios).
Californios
People who are native to the California region of Mexicobefore California became part of the US)
Sierra Nevada
Moutain range that was the main LAND obstacle between settlers and California.
Sutter
The Donner Party was trapped until help was sent by...
Find Wealth
Main reason pioneers came to California.
Sonoma
The Mexican-American War "rebels" began their fight in this place.
Treaty
The document which ends a war and is signed by governments or people who have been fighting.
Cahuenga Pass
Place where Mexico surrendered California to the United States.
Texas
State where most of the fighting of the Mexican-American war took place.
nation
a group of people who live in the same area, have the same leader and speak the same language.
Gold Rush
Large flow of miners who traveled to California to find gold
Forty Niners
the forty-niners were gold seekers who came in seach of gold in the year 1849.
Dangers traveling on land to California
flooded rivers, lack of food and water, Indian attacks, the Sierra Madre mountains, disease
Newspaper articles
how the forty niners found out about gold in California.
Dangers traveling by sea to Californai
dangerous storms, disease, running out of food and water, no wind to sail the ship,