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Missouri Our Home Chapter 4
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Why did the people of Europe want to come to the new land?
-beautiful land and good for farming
-trade with the indians for thick animal furs
-bring christian religion to the indians
What problems began to develop between the indians and white settlers?
White settlers brought diseases with them and many Indians died
Why was fur trading important in early America?
Fur was used for shoes, clothing and other useful products. Indians traded fur for things the Europeans had.
The land we call Missouri was first claimed by which other country?
Marquette and Jolliet
Voyageurs, floated down the Mississippi River past Missouri but stopped at Arkansas River. They saw Indians giant fish and Indian art on rocks.
He floated down Mississippi River past Missouri all the way to Gulf of Mexico named the land Louisiana.
to persuade a person into changing his or her religion.
land at the edge of a settled place
a person who buys and sells goods
soft leather made from deer, elk, or bison
cotton cloth printed with small designs
to carry boats and goods from one body of water to another body of water
a man hired by a fur company to transport furs and other goods up and down a river
a place ruled by another country
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