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📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Jean F. Blashfield
✏The Oregon Trail Book Summary : An introductory history of the Oregon Trail and its significance in opening the west to settlers, including information on the people who opened the Trail, their reasons for going west, modes of transportation, and a description of a typical day on the Trail.
📒The Oregon Trail Yesterday Amp Today ✍ William Hill
✏The Oregon Trail Yesterday amp Today Book Summary : Here lies a description of the history of the Oregon Trail - from past to present. It is a unique blend of maps, guides, emigrant diaries and journals, old drawings and paintings, together with recent photographs. This book tells the story of the Oregon Trail in an interesting, easy to read manner and is packed with information for everyone -- the armchair traveler, the tourist, the historian and the Oregon Trail buff.
📒Life As A Pioneer On The Oregon Trail ✍ Jeri Freedman
✏Life As a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail Book Summary : The Oregon Trail was an important part of American history. It helped bring new people to the western United States. Explore what life was like for pioneers on the Oregon Trail, what difficulties they faced along the way, and what it was like to live in Oregon once they arrived. Complete with vivid photographs, a glossary, and colorful designs, this is an excellent way to introduce readers to Americas early westward expansion.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ David Dary
✏The Oregon Trail Book Summary : A major one-volume history of the Oregon Trail from its earliest beginnings to the present, by a prize-winning historian of the American West. Starting with an overview of Oregon Country in the early 1800s, a vast area then the object of international rivalry among Spain, Britain, Russia, and the United States, David Dary gives us the whole sweeping story of those who came to explore, to exploit, and, finally, to settle there. Using diaries, journals, company and expedition reports, and newspaper accounts, David Dary takes us inside the experience of the continuing waves of people who traveled the Oregon Trail or took its cutoffs to Utah, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, and California. He introduces us to the fur traders who set up the first “forts” as centers to ply their trade; the missionaries bent on converting the Indians to Christianity; the mountain men and voyageurs who settled down at last in the fertile Willamette Valley; the farmers and their families propelled west by economic bad times in the East; and, of course, the gold-seekers, Pony Express riders, journalists, artists, and entrepreneurs who all added their unique presence to the land they traversed. We meet well-known figures–John Jacob Astor, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, John Frémont, the Donners, and Red Cloud, among others–as well as dozens of little-known men, women, and children who jotted down what they were seeing and feeling in journals, letters, or perhaps even on a rock or a gravestone. Throughout, Dary keeps us informed of developments in the East and their influence on events in the West, among them the building of the transcontinental railroad and the efforts of the far western settlements to become U.S. territories and eventually states. Above all, The Oregon Trail offers a panoramic look at the romance, colorful stories, hardships, and joys of the pioneers who made up this tremendous and historic migration. From the Hardcover edition.
📒The Discovery Of The Oregon Trail ✍ Robert Stuart
✏The Discovery of the Oregon Trail Book Summary : Robert Stuart saw the American West a few years after Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and, like them, kept a journal of his epic experience. A partner in John Jacob Astor’s Pacific Fur Company, the Scotsman shipped for Oregon aboard the Tonquin in 1810 and helped found the ill-fated settlement of Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia River. In 1812, facing disaster, Stuart and six others slipped away from Astoria and headed east. His journal, edited and annotated by Philip Ashton Rollins, describes their hazardous 3,700-mile journey to St. Louis. Crossing the Rockies in winter, they faced death by cold, starvation, and hostile Indians. But they made history by discovering what came to be called the Oregon Trail, including South Pass, over which thousands of emigrants would travel west in mid-century. Besides Stuart’s narrative, this volume contains important material about Astoria and the fate of the Tonquin, as well as the harrowing account of Wilson Price Hunt, who headed a party of overlanders traveling east to join the Astorians.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Marcia Amidon Lusted
✏The Oregon Trail Book Summary : Describes the Oregon Trail, a nineteenth-century path across the American frontier taken by many settlers traveling West, and explains the reasons for immigration, the conditions along the trail, and the impact it had on American history.
📒How Many People Traveled The Oregon Trail ✍ Miriam Aronin
✏How Many People Traveled the Oregon Trail Book Summary : In the spring of 1843, nearly one thousand people gathered in Independence, Missouri. They came from all over the eastern United States, and many had to sell most of their possessions to afford the trip. Yet their journey was just beginning. The group set out for Oregon Country, a four- to six-month trek across plains, mountains, valleys, and rivers. Not everyone survived the difficult trip. Still, before the end of the 1800s, many more wagon trains would travel the Oregon Trail to reach what became the western United States.So why were Americans moving west?What hardships would they face on the journey?And who blazed the Oregon Trail?Discover the facts about this important trail west and how it affected U.S. history.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Francis Parkman
✏The Oregon Trail Book Summary : The Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. Map.
📒You Choose The Oregon Trail ✍ Matthew John Doeden
✏You Choose The Oregon Trail Book Summary : You're living in the United States during the time of the Westward Expansion. Settlers are heading west on the Oregon Trail as they seek better lives. Will you: Go west with your family as part of a wagon train? Serve as a trail guide for a group of settlers? Try to cope with the changes in your way of life as a western American Indian? Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to opportunity, to wealth, to poverty, or even to death.
📒On The Oregon Trail In 1851 ✍ Albert Edward Belanger
✏On the Oregon Trail in 1851 Book Summary : Follow along the Oregon Trail journey and have the wonderful experience of reading these authentic observations and recollections recorded by actual eyewitnesses to this great American saga. Lose yourself in the romantic descriptions of the overpoweringly beautiful landscapes and the graphic accounts of the sometimes terrifying and other times lifesaving encounters with Indians. Share the horror at seeing a child fall from a wagon and feel the parents' pain as the wheel crushes the young body. Shed a silent tear at the sad descriptions of the deaths of loved ones lost and buried on the Trail, never to see the fruits of their arduous struggle. And finally, bask in the well-earned pride of having overcome such mammoth obstacles that can only be described as incredible. Although other books have been written about the Oregon Trail journey, the uniqueness of this book takes you along the adventure through the words of some seventy-five different pioneers. This fantastic journey made by these stalwart pioneers is still a tale worth the re-telling more than a century and a half later. Be taken along the vicarious adventure as a member of the wagon train in what has been called the Greatest Voluntary Migration in history.