In 1800's, this Native American family was 1 of 75,000 families who packed up all of their things to prepare for the 2,000 mile journey called the Oregon Trail. Most people were forced out of their settlements by the American Government, since it was their "Manifest Destiny".
Good bye sweet land. We pray for safe travels and lots of food and a healthy trip.
OK! Calm down, I'm coming.
Come on all! We have to leave. Be sure to bring lots of food and supplies.
During their journey, they had to make lots of stops to rest and eat, preparing for the next day. On days when they ran low on food, their tribe would go hunting during the day before settling at a place.
Dakota, are you and Talula okay sleeping over there?
Don't worry, we'll be fine.
This was the halfway point of the the Oregon Trail. Arriving on July 4 to the Independent Rock, most Native Amercans signed their names on the rock. This was known as the "Great Register of the Desert".
We are finally halfway through the trip. So exhausted though, but this trip will lead to happiness and joy for our tribe. I hope we have enough supplies before the end of the trip.
The Native Americans are now passing through Snake River Canyon. Before this part of the trail, they climbed across the Rocky Mountains and crossed the desert to Fort Hall. The population of Native Americans have rapidly decreased because of starvation, sicknesses or just being exhausted.
Yeah, we should probably leave before we are spotted. Maybe they might be more settlers who have came to kill us!
Did you hear those gunshots?
The Native American family is almost done with their journey. Low on supplies, food and energy, they are hoping to make it in time before winter.
Stop with all your crying! We are going to make it. I can see it over the hill, a town, which must be a good sign.
We're gonna die!!! That means that we basically traveled all this way for nothing.
Look at this view! This is way better than home.
Our family has finally made it, most of us have survived the long trip. Sadly, my youngest daughter died from a disease. There was not much that we could do to help her, so lets pray that she is in heaven watching over us.