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pioneer
one of the first to settle in a territory
emigrant
one who leaves one's place of residence or country to live elsewhere
wagon train
a column of wagons (as of supplies for a group of settlers) traveling overland
Prairie Schooner
a covered wagon used by pioneers in cross-country travel —called also prairie wagon
prairie
a tract of grassland: a large area of level or rolling land in the Mississippi River valley that in its natural uncultivated state usually has deep fertile soil, a cover of tall coarse grasses, and few trees
ferry
to carry by boat over a body of water
barter
to trade by exchanging one commodity for another
epidemic
affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time <typhoid was epidemic>
cholera
any of several diseases of humans and domestic animals usually marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms; especially : an acute diarrheal disease
quinine
a bitter crystalline alkaloid from cinchona bark used in medicine