The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life on a Pioneer Homestead In this book, discover how pioneers made new lives in America's new lands in the West. See how they built their houses and made furniture, clothes, and soap. Visit a pioneer school, a general store, and a work party. Learn how the pioneers found and cooked their food. Then use a recipe to cook a pioneer treat-corn bread!