American Pioneers and The Santa Fe Trail Video

Video title: The Santa Fe Trail

Watch this American Pioneering History video entitled The Santa Fe Trail to study this 19th century transportation route through central North America that connected Franklin, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico which served as a vital highway until the introduction of the railroad to Santa Fe in 1880.

Learn about the development of the Santa Fe trail, the first to cross the Great Plains, and how it marked the beginning of a new era in westward expansions. Discover how wagon trains developed, and forts were built along the trail, in an effort to protect the traders from raiding Indians.


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American Pioneers and The Santa Fe Trail Video. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • SantaFe Trail. Learn about The Santa Fe Trail. Examine the development of the overland trails and learn what it was like to travel through the untamed American West. Learn why the Great Plains presented a barrier to westward expansion.
  • Discover the experiences of a covered wagon pioneer.
  • Identify some of the landmarks that guided travelers west.
  • Discover the reasons many Americans set out on westward trails during the early nineteenth century.
  • Explore how the pioneers and U.S. government protected westward travellers and locate and identify the trails used by the pioneers.
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