One of tonight’s bedtime books was You Wouldn’t Want to Be an American Pioneer! This was another great find I came across on a trip back home recently. It’s both well illustrated and chock full of information on what it was like to cross the country back in the 1800s.
The kids especially like the part where the books tells them that if they drink river water with a funny taste, that’s probably just the buffalo pee! It’s also interesting to read about having to make decisions on whether to have oxen pull your wagon (picky eaters, slower walkers but can pull more weight and taste better if you eat them) versus mules (will eat anything, walk fast but not nice to eat, if you get to that point).