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Chapter 7, Lesson 2: Life in the Eastern Forest (pp. 121-125)

I. Moving Inland

II. Clearing the Land

    A. To make room in the forest for log cabins and planting crops, farmers cut down trees.

    B. The settlers used axes to cut trees for shelter, firewood, and farmland and rifles to kill animals for meat.

III. Everyday Life
    A. Settlers used wood to build cabins and make wagons, tools, bowls, and simple furniture.

    B. Neighbors would help build a settler's new log cabin.

    C. The Delaware Indians taught the settlers in the Pennsylvania forest how to hunt, grow crops, and gather plants for medicines.

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