This is an old photo of a women and her children, they were forced out of leaving their farm. Drought was the reason for this, dust storms was caused and because of the great depression as well. The storm killed the livestock, covered homes and crops. Most likely this family farm went throught forclosures. Family like tha was considered Okies because their migrants from the southwest. This family may have lived as "Hobos", and road the rails and hitchhiked for transportation. Luckly this family wasn't killed by the dust storm.
Water patterns were created by rivers and streams to think that this area has always been a desert. Geological formations indicate it was once pretty good land. Today Iraqi farmer a having droughts causing small dust storms.
During the Great Depression decade Oklahoma suffered a net loss through migration (outflow minus inflow) of 440,000. Not until the 1930s did this migration, particularly to California, become widely noticed and associated with Oklahomans
1.Hobos: A migrant worker -And, never forgetting 'peter ' , the littlest hobo of portugal, our part time companion.
2.Migrant: a worker who moves from place to place to do seasonal work. - migrants workers on these farms.
3.Dust Srorm: a strong, turbulent wind that carries clouds of fine dust, soil, and sand over a large area. - Familys were forced of their farm because of dust storm for the saftey of their children.
4.Dust Bowl: an area of land where vegetation has been lost and soil reduced to dust anderoded - (the Dust Bowl) an area of Oklahoma, Kansas, and northern Texas affected by severe soil erosion (caused by windstorms) in the early 1930s, which obliged many people to move.
5.Okies: a native or inhabitant of Oklahoma. - a migrant agricultural worker from Oklahoma who had been forced to leave during the Depression of the 1930s.
6.Boycott: withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization,or person) as a punishment or protest.- boycott to buy or handle (goods) as a punishment or protest.
7.Depression: severe despondency and dejection, typically felt over a period of time and accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy. -the depression in the housing market.
8.Proverty: the state of being extremely poor. - thousands of families are living in abject poverty.
9.Evangelical: of or according to the teaching of the gospel or the Christian religion. - a member of the evangelical tradition in the Christian Church.
10. Drought: a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this. - he ended a five-game hitting drought.
Drought and depression deepened on the Great Plains, more and more farmers gave up or were forced off of their land. The relentless march of new tractors meant that the farmers who were able to scrape together enough money to buy a tractor could buy out their neighbors.
This is a primary document on Okies migration to Kern County, California. This was dedicated to the people who didn't give up, and was determinded to have a better life forthemselves and their families. Durning the great depression families left their farms to head to California to look for work and a better look on life. Provety had stricken people throughtout the country during the depression. Many authers began to write novels on the migrants known as okies. The economy began to grown as well.
This is a primary document on the impact Okies made on california. A man named John Steinbeck made a story; The Grapes of Wrath about farm familes an the struggle to survive throught the dust storms in california. He made sure the Okies were never forgotten about he made newspaper headlies for years. Steinbeck linked migrants future to the success of farm labors. He thought they had great intetions to learn about standards of modern life. he really cared about southwesterns in a way, more than any other. He help them be noticed.
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