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Chapter 14, Lesson 2: Life on the New Frontier (pp. 345-349)

I. River Routes and Trails West

II. Pioneers on the Frontier

    A. Pioneers traveled west to farm where land was cheap and the soil rich.

    B. Settlers built frontier stations for safety.

    C. When too many settlers moved to an area, the first settlers pushed farther west.

III. Life in Early Settlements
    A. When stations became more populated, people started businesses.

    B. Larger towns had churches and schools.

    C. Some Indians traded with settlers; others tried to stop settlers from moving onto Indian land.

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