These sites have information about the types of food the pioneers ate and how they prepared and preserved their meals. Includes recipes for johnnycakes, brown sugar candy, snow ice cream, and molasses cake. Also includes some recipes for Native American and early African American dishes. There are links to eThemes Resources on pioneer life and Westward expansion.
This PBS site explains what the settlers ate and how they prepared their food. This site is dedicated to the popular TV show. Watch the video diaries to hear about the challenges of living as a pioneer. Click on "Resources" for lesson plans.
This is an extensive timeline with links to recipes and information about popular food from different years. NOTE: Teachers should double-check the external links that they want to share with students.
These sites focus on the American westward expansion during the 1800s. Includes information about the men, women, and children who came West. Learn about Kit Carson, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, and more. There is a Missouri Heritage video about Westward expansion.