In the best-selling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the entire 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules - which hasn't been done in a century - that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.
"An author does not a good narrator make"
Young, sharp-tongued Paula Masters, used to her cell phones, cherry lattes and designer jeans, suddenly finds herself thrust back in time to 1848 and the Oregon Trail. In modern life, she rebels against the curfews and restrictions of her day, seeing them as unfair hardships. But now in this alien world with its buffalo stampedes, wild Indians, and deadly pestilence, she is about to find out what real hardships are.
"The Far Journey"
Francis Parkman's journal - written more than 150 years ago, in 1846 - provides an eye-witness account of one of the grandest adventures in American history. At age 23, the Harvard-educated Bostonian traveled the Rocky Mountains, living among the Dakota Sioux. In his journal, he captured the color, spirit, and perspective of his era, as well as the exuberant confidence that was the mark of his time. Frank Muller's dramatic reading brings this captivating record to life.
Based on a true story originally written by one of the survivors, Neta Lohnes Frazier's account of seven children traveling westward still has the power to astonish. In the 1840s, the Sager family set off on the Oregon Trail, a dangerous and adventure-filled journey. Tragedy struck when both the mother and father succumbed to fever, orphaning the youngsters - one just a newborn. The entire wagon train adopted them, until they arrived at the Whitman Mission in Oregon.
Francis Parkman has been hailed as one of America's first great historians and as a master of narrative history. His work has been praised by historians who have published essays in new editions of his work, including Pulitzer Prize winners C. Vann Woodward, Allan Nevins and Samuel Eliot Morison. Numerous translations have spread the books around the world. Be forewarned that Parkman was a man of his time and he does little to hide his prejudices, especially against native Americans.
"needs a different title"
In Journey of Hope, three young women leave Independence, Missouri, in the spring of 1852 on a wagon train bound for the Oregon territory. Brenna and her family are Irish immigrants. Rebecca travels with her large family from Iowa. Emily is a young bride traveling with her husband Ernest. Six months and two thousand miles later they reach their destination much changed from who they were when they started. Daily life on the wagon train is challenging.
The 1852 overland migration was the largest on record, with numbers swelled by Oregon-bound settlers as well as hordes of gold-seekers destined for California. It also was a year in which cholera took a terrible toll in lives. Presented here are firsthand accounts of this fateful year, including the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Mary Ann and Willis Boatman.
Our Christian Wagon Train of Freedom: Christ has Set Us Free on the Oregon Trail, is the story of Maria, who travels along the Oregon Trail with her sister to meet Levi, her future husband and a rancher in California. Managing to survive the tests that a wagon train can give to a young woman unused to manual labor, she arrives at Levi's ranch with a surprise. A few family slaves accompany her and Levi tells her clearly that they won't be slaves on his ranch.
This is the classic account of Francis Parkman’s rugged trip over the eastern part of the Oregon Trail with his cousin Quincy Adams Shaw in the spring and summer of 1846. They left St. Louis by steamboat and traveled on horseback, in company with guides and occasionally other travelers. They encountered storms and buffalo hunts, meeting Indians, soldiers, sportsmen, and emigrants.
God Is Our Constant Companion Along the Oregon Trail is the story of one family in the mid-1800s and their life - first at home on their farm then their life after that, as they travel into the West and unknown territory. Along the way there are plenty of tragedies yet laughter and life as well, along with faith and hope. The tale is told through the eyes of one teenaged boy.
Right in the center of Idaho is the 2.3 million acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Central Idaho offers the Gem State's most exciting, most literally down-to-earth, splash-and-dash adventures. The two big rivers running through it, the Salmon and the Middle Fork of the Salmon, attract adventurers from the world over. Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho's oh-so-trendy resort area, and the North Fork Road, an on-the-edge throwback to times past, point up the contrasts you will find here.
The Oregon Trail chronicles the travels of Francis Parkman up the Oregon Trail as he records his observations of the Pawnee and Oglala Sioux. For 6 months he lived among the natives, and even accompanied them on buffalo hunts. Along the way he also recorded an authentic record of frontier life, including eyewitness accounts of the trappers, Mormons, outlaws, pioneers and various adventurers who tried to tame the Wild West.
"19th Century On the Road but well-written"
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive themnorth to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-making trail drives.
The westward movement of Americans in the 19th century was one of the largest and most consequential migrations in history, and among the paths that blazed west, the most well-known is the Oregon Trail, which was not a single trail but a network of paths that began at one of four "jumping off" points. The eastern section of the Oregon Trail, which followed the Missouri River through Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming, was shared by people traveling along the California, Bozeman, and Mormon Trails.
This audiobook contains powerful Christian influences, love, family and other related themes meant to make you smile! Our Wagon Train Heading for Greener Pastures Along the Oregon Trail is a Christian pioneer novella about one family's journey to the West and about the hardships which had to overcome. Only their strong faith and love for God carried them through each day to their ritual of gathering together and reading from the family bible after supper. As they get towards the end of their journey, there's a major decision to be made.
Heading Towards A New Life Along The Oregon Trail, about a young woman with a baby and a somewhat checkered past who joins a wagon train and the only single women's wagon on it. There, she becomes friends with a female doctor and another woman as they struggle through the many trials of such a journey. Along the way a strong bond is formed between the women, two of the men on the train, and God.
Setting Black Souls Free Along The Oregon Trail: The Christian Wagon Train, is a wonderful Christian novella with scriptures, about one woman's fight to free the slaves which a single family owns, as they head west along the Oregon Trail. It's a family consisting of one father and his six sons. The youngest son is already a believer but the woman has a hard time in convincing the others that all people deserve to be free and have the chance to learn about Jesus. Gradually, she is able to convince the group of men, except for one, to realize that God's word is the truth.
"Good Christian Story"
Facing the Storm Along the Oregon Trail is about a young Amish brother and sister who are excommunicated from their community because she wishes to spread the word of God outside of and within their community. This is forbidden, so they decide to journey west along the Oregon Trail and join their aunt in Oregon, who had been previously excommunicated for her way of thinking, also.
Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey chronicles Rinker and his brother's experiences reliving the journey taken by the original 19th-century travelers of the Oregon Trail. At the same time, the author goes through his own mental and emotional journey and comes to grips with a variety of issues, such as being a pack rat and his relationship with his father...
This is the story of a young woman who lost her parents at the start of their journey west along the Oregon Trail. Close to her as she travels along, is a group of young men and boys who had also lost their parents and had decided to make a new beginning in the west, raising cattle. While bathing at the river one day the woman hears, then sees, a baby crying and she retrieves a young Native American infant found propped up against a tree.