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Season Opens May 1, 2006

 

TRAIL BASICS

Indians

Indians of many separate tribes who spoke different languages. Most Indians were tolerant of the pioneer wagon trains that drove through their lands. Some traded and swapped buffalo robes and mocassins for knives, clothes, food and other items. Some tribes were notorious for stealing from the emigrants along the road. And, there were some violent altercations between Indians and pioneers, but these were very few compared with the total number of settlers who traveled in safety through Indian lands. In the early years of the trail, Indians never attacked a large wagon train, but stragglers could be in big trouble

Local Shoshone Indians circa ????

Trail Basics
The Trek West
The Starting Point
The Wagon
Mules or Oxen
Supplies
A Day on the Trail
Dangers
Indians