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.
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.
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.
Alone on the Oregon Trail is a wonderful, emotional, Christian Romance novel set in the 1850s along the trail through the prairies and on a ranch at the end of the journey. A woman and her husband escape from Cholera-ridden New York City, after selling all that they own and buying two horses and a covered wagon. They start out for the Midwest - somewhere - having no idea where they will eventually end up.
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.
When one German immigrant family joins the wagon train headed for San Francisco, they are first shunned for their 'funny language' and somewhat strange ways. They are strong Christians with devout ways and eventually, through faith and love and perseverance and a few natural herbal remedies that God put on earth, they win the trust and love from the rest of the people they are traveling with.
The Indian, the Bookbinder & Abby: An Oregon Trail Journey, is a wonderful and emotional love story about one young woman traveling the Oregon Trail with her father. She is engaged to a self-centered, controlling, and very angry young man. When a young bookbinder spots her ancient family bible, which is falling apart, he tells her he'll restore it for her. Her fiancé becomes enraged and when the bible is completed there is an altercation and someone dear to Abby gets critically injured. This love story has a fulfilling and satisfying ending.
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.
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"
"19th Century On the Road but well-written"
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.
The Baby Left Along The Oregon Trail & Rescued By Christian Pioneers is a heart-warming story about a poor wagon train making its way along the Oregon Trail. The train may be poor but the Christians on it are strong. A Native American baby is found along the trail by one young man and he takes it immediately to the wagon train. There are no nursing mothers on the small train and no source of food for the infant.
"What a fascinating tale!"
Lies Dissolved by God's Love Along the Oregon Trail, is a moving audiobook about one young woman, responsible for her sisters after their parents die, as she travels west along the Oregon Trail. She falls in love with a young man called Kade until something horrible happens one early morning. She wakes up after it having lost almost everything and it's a long journey back to recovery, with God's help and the young man she used to love.
Our Wagon Train Of Christian Souls: Black Slaves In Chains On The Oregon Trail, is a wonderful story about a young woman fleeing her home state of Georgia on a wagon train headed for California. She is anti-slavery and a strong Christian and she fears the probable upcoming war between the states. At a stop along the way she meets a plantation owner and his son and one young slave woman. Aided by a former drunkard and their strong faith, all of them make changes which will affect their lives forever.
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.
Our Wagon Train: Christian Love Never Ends on the Oregon Trail is the story of a woman whose husband is killed in an attack on their wagon train, leaving her alone with her two children and parents. She bears a terrible burden after retaliation in self-defense, and it's only when they come upon a wounded man wandering the trail on his very tired horse that the redemption starts. She and the rest of the wagon train decide to make camp and she tends to his wound.
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.
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.
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.
The Five Orphaned Christian Sisters Journey Along The Oregon Trail, is a moving story about five orphaned sisters and what they find during their journey in a wagon train, west to Oregon. It's a story about love for some of them, faith in God, and the redemption of one lost soul who started the journey all alone. With their uncle to guide and protect them, as well as their strong faith and love of God, they are able to prevail and look forward to their new life on the west coast during the mid-1880s.