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This illustration from Josiah Gregg's Commerce on the Prairies depicts a caravan of Americans arriving in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Fe Trail, opened in 1821 by William Bucknell, served as a freight route and passed through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Date: Between 1844 and 1845
This source can serve as a discussion starter for this standard, and it can be grouped with other sources that discuss travel to Santa Fe. Students could also be asked to identify items presented in this visual.
KS:7th:1.5:Forts and Trails (2005)
Item Number: 677
Call Number: HE.56 WAG.COV *12
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 677
Business and Industry - Trucking and freighting
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Prehistory to 1854 (Benchmark 1) - Kansas forts and trails (Indicator 5) - Santa Fe Trail
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 3: Kansas as a Crossroads: Invasions and Encounters
Date - 1800-1854
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Book - Illustrations
Places - Other States - New Mexico
Thematic Time Period - Trails, 1821-1880 - Santa Fe Trail
Transportation - Non-motorized - Covered wagons
Transportation - Non-motorized - Riding animals
Transportation - Non-motorized - Wagons
Transportation - Trails - Santa Fe
Type of Material - Illustrations
Type of Material - Printed materials - Books - Illustrations