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.
"Little About The Trail - All About Him"
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
In this gripping narrative, New York Times best-selling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most infamous events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah's journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.
"Wonderful story but..."
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!"
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.
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.
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 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.
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"
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.
Finding Home with The Lord's Help, is a love story about two families traveling West along the Oregon Trail - both have lost their matriarchs and one has lost their faith on God. One young woman looks across at the other family - full of love and faith - then up to her gruff father who has lost his. It's through faith and unselfishness that they are able to face their daily challenges both on the trail, and off it, and find love in all things.
Our Wagon Train's One Special Christmas Eve Along The Oregon Trail is a beautiful story about a young woman traveling west on a wagon train. She looks after the children and others before she does herself, but always tries to write in her journal. It’s her way of talking to God. During the trip they all have to contend with one bad apple, the weather setting in, and the splitting up of the wagon train because of a child's injuries and need for rest.
"Wonderful example of unwavering faith!"
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.
Emma's Place is at the End of the Oregon Trail, is a powerful story about how one, then two, then more women, escaped domestic abuse in the mid 1800s by taking the Oregon Trail, and what happened at the end of their journey.
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.
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.