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Ch 4 lesson 2

Mapmakers and Explorers

How do maps help travelers? They help people know what an area is like and make it easier to travel to new places
Maps made by the Lewis and Clark Expedition covered what geographic area? The land from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
Name one of the first trappers to reach present-day Idaho by wagon. Benjamin Bonneville
How many years did Bonneville spend trapping, exploring, and taking notes? 5 years
Name the author that wrote "The Adventures of Captain Bonneville". Washington Irving
Did John C Fremont travel around the west BEFORE or AFTER Captain Bonneville came to Idaho? After
Fremont made maps of parts of the Oregon Trail and told people about the west when he returned to the east.. Name his wife and how she helped. Jessie. she turned his notes into famous reports that made people want to move west.
Name 4 reasons listed in the "Idaho Adventures" the American pioneers wanted to move west. 1)Land was cheap and good for farming. 2) People came to start new businesses. 3) Some people came to seek adventure. 4) The U.S. government wanted people to move so the US could claim more land.
How many oxen or how many mules did it take to pull an average covered wagon? 4 oxen or 6 mules.
What did pioneers call dried meat? Jerky
How long was the Oregon Trail? About 2,000 miles long.
Name the largest city in what is now Idaho that was along the Oregon Trail. Boise
How far could a covered wagon travel in a day? 15 to 20 miles on a good day.
Who wrote the book "A Day With The cow Column" in 1843? Jesse Applegate
Fort Hall was made of adobe brick. What was adobe? sun dried bricks made of clay and straw mixed together.
What is a hardship? Something unpleasant
Name two ways pioneers crossed rivers. 1)Float across on a log raft, 2)ferry, 3)splash across on foot or swimming
Name the three dangers listed by the book faced by pioneers on the Oregon Trail. 1)Crossing rivers 2) Diseases 3) Accidents
By what town in Idaho is Three Island Crossing located? Glenns Ferry, Idaho
What disease killed more travelers on the Oregon Trail than any other? Cholera
What was the family name of the seven children orphaned on the Oregon Trail? the Sagers
Why did Shoshone warriors attack a group of wagons and kill 19 pioneers near today's town of Middleton? The warriors attacked because of a problem over some horses
What was the main path across southern Idaho in the 1840s? The Oregon Trail
Name the road across northern Idaho that started in Walla Walla, Washington, and ended in Fort Benton, Montana. Mullan Road
What was the original purpose for building Mullan Road? It was supposed to make travel easier for government soldiers in the north who traveled west to protect pioneers.
Who led a group of men to build Mullan Road? Captain John Mullan
How long is the Oregon Trail? About 2,000 miles
What would cause a wagon train to stop for the day? Bad weather, sickness, broken wagons
Near what city is Three Island Crossing? Glenns Ferry
Which native tribes lived near the the first permanent pioneer settlement, Franklin? the Shoshone and the Bannock
Created by: historyB
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