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How well did you listen to the Electronic Field Trip to Fort Harrod and Fort Boonesborough? Try this fill-in-the-blank exercise to test yourself.

Kentucky’s first settlement fort was                      .

The British had promised the Native Americans in 1763 that the land was reserved for them and said no one could settle west of the                       Mountains.

Many groups of                       were familiar with the land we now know as Kentucky. They had a claim to the land.

Fur traders and explorers said Kentucky was a land with everything necessary for pioneer life: thick trees, rich soil, and abundant                      .

Captain James Harrod and his men came mostly by water—down the Ohio and                       rivers.

Explorer Daniel Boone came by land, following a trail made by buffalo and Native Americans—through the Cumberland Gap up the                      .

Woodcarvers made furniture, tools, plows, and handles for tools. The woodcarver seen in the video is making a                      .

Fat from meat, called                      , was used for making soap and candles.

Bark from trees could be soaked and woven to make                      .

Fort Harrod was built around a                       and close to another which provided water when the fort was under attack.

Fort Boonesborough was close to the                       River.

The small axe called a                       could cut down small trees or be used as a weapon.

If anything made of iron broke, the                       fixed it.

Fires were started with flint and                      .

Trading an animal skin for a tomahawk is an example of                      .

A                       would make jars the settlers needed to can and store food.

Native Americans planted corn,                      , and squash and called them the “three sisters” because they grew well together.

At the                      , corn is smashed into cornmeal.

Early settlers grew flax to make                      .

A                       weaves threads to make cloth.

                      had the first school west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Wooden paddles called                       were used in frontier schools.

The early settlers at the forts                       in their fight for survival.

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