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Pioneers of the Plains
Description: Reveals the experiences of a pioneer family on their journey from Illinois to the Mid-western plains. 00:11:37:00 B/W 1941

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Clip #: TFA-236B
Length: 10:33
Year: 1941
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Original: 16mm
pioneers, covered wagons, PIONEERS PLAINS STATES WESTWARD MOVEMENT TERRITORIAL EXPANSION UNITED STATES HISTORY FRONTIER Plains. WS small lake. Plains. Covered wagon traversing plain. CU man & woman in covered wagon. CU boy & girl looking out back of covered wagon. Covered wagon travels away from camera. MS campsite w/ woman cooking over campfire. MS oxen drinking from stream. MS campsite, women cooking. MS woman dishing out food to family. MS man walks toward front door of house, stops, turns, points off into distance. CU woman in doorway. MS man & woman leaving house. WS man & woman crossing empty field. MS family camp site man & woman enter. CU 2 men shake hands. MS campsite everyone sits. CU man sitting, talking. CU women talking. MS camp site. WS sunset. MS campsite w/ campfire, night. CU man turning, playing violin. CU people listening. MS camp site. CU riverbank. Family heads across plains. Man on horse rides up to covered wagon. CU man on horse. Family talks w/ man on horse. CU woman & girl in covered wagon woman worried. Man riding off on horse, family presses on. CU claim stake in ground. Family gets off wagon. CU woman in hat looking stern. WS plain. CU woman looking worried. MS cornfield w/ family walking thru, checking corn. Boy pulling oxen while man guides plow. CU plow cutting land. Boy working in field w/ shovel. CU shovel. Loading sod onto truck, building sod walls & sod house. MS boy leading oxen thru field. CU short boy guiding plow. Man burning grass around sod house. MS woman working in kitchen, stirring pot on stove. CU chimney w/ smoke emerging. MS boy & girl working in field. CU rocks put into pail. Boy & girl carrying pail of rocks. MS harvesting corn, cutting down stalks. 2 men riding horses LS, MS, CU they ride up to house & tie horses, greet woman. CU woman saying hello, being polite. CU woman walking into house. CU 2 men sitting before house talking. Woman exits house, violin in hand, asks husband to play. CU woman smiling. CU tree waving in breeze. MS family & minister listening to father fiddling. WS empty field at sunset.

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