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Brown Mason Brown History 111 Millikan May 3, 2010 Catherine Haun Catherine Haun’s diary that she kept along her trip to California gives us a great insight to how the trips out West were. Haun expressed many of her, and her groups, many fears worries while on the trail. One of their ever present fears was Native Americans (Haun 3). She shows us this when she says “during the entire trip Indians were a source of anxiety” (Haun 3). Another was disease and sickness, such as cholera and smallpox (Haun 6), as well as dysentery (Class Notes, 4/12/10). Animals were another fear for Haun and her traveling partners. At one time they had an encounter with buffalos, the buffalos stampeded the traveling group and breaking wagons and even causing injury; “several persons were hurt, one child’s shoulder being dislocated” (Haun 3). Haun also talks about snakes and lizards, and accounts one man losing a leg to a snake bite (Haun 4). The weather and terrain were also worries for travelers. How to
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