Ox-carts were used for transportation, for carrying a family’s belongings and for carrying items for the farms. A person walked along with the oxen to guide them and give them commands like ‘gee’ and ‘whoa’ to go faster or slower. Oxen were able to pull wagons with heavy loads.
PHOTO CREDIT: WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM
These oxen are pulling a red river cart full of this family’s belongings and supplies to start their homestead.
These oxen are pulling a cart full of hay.