Houses
In the Great Plains there were not many trees, so only the rich people could afford long cabins. The other people had sod houses. Sod houses were made of grassy earth which the pioneers cut and stuck for the walls. Roofs were made of earth which laid on top of wooden poles. Snakes, rats, and bugs lived in that grass and fell in the house often.

Food
The land was good to grow corn, wheat, potatoes and for raising cattle, pigs and sheep.
I would not like to live in pioneer’s time because I think it was really difficult in this time, because you had to build all the houses by your self and had to hunt by your self and also girls were like maids now: They had to clean, cook, etc. Girls also just played with dolls and always wore dresses.

Source:
Isaacs, Sally.
America in the time of Lewis and Clark
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