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"
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.
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 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!"
When Jessie, a woman traveling west to an already established mission, finds a wounded Native American man, despite much opposition, decides to nurse him back to health because she knows it's what God wants. Despite hatred amongst some members of the train for the young man, she triumphs and is able to get him back on his feet, even though another attack almost kills him again.
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"
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.
Footprints Left After The Wagon Train: An Oregon Trail Christian Story, is a novella about the 1847 journey to the west as told from the POV of a teenaged boy. It's a story about hope, love of God, charity towards others and redemption. There is death, joy, anger, hope and tragedy along the trail as all of the families leave their own footprints in the dusty soil, long after the train has passed on and they have settled into their new lives thousands of miles from their starting point.
Mercy Found Along the Oregon Trail: A Child Leads the Way is about a young, single Amish woman traveling with her parents along the Oregon Trail. She is both adamant about remaining unmarried, becoming a schoolteacher, and having many children. The only problem with her plan is that Amish schoolteachers must remain single and have no children of their own. She is very conflicted but strong willed and with the help of an older woman friend on the train, a young man who loves her, and a very large surprise found along the trail, she may just be able to overcome the odds.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Heading For Greener Pastures Along The Oregon Trail: Finally Home In California, is the emotional ending to Anna and Mark's story, told after they have settled in California and staked their claim to a homestead. There are still many hurdles and tragedies to overcome, but under God's loving care they manage to survive them and along with their extended family, put forward and live their beliefs and Christian values to everyone in the thriving town they have helped to create, amidst the Gold Rush era in the West.
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...
Oregon Trail Journey To A New Hope, is the story of one young woman on the journey West to a new life, from the South where they used to live. Something terrible happened there and it changed their entire family's lives forever. It's almost time for the Civil War and unrest is brewing and with her pastor father, mother, and her brothers, Hope wants a new life out West at the end of the Oregon Trail. Along the way they encounter bad weather and other pioneer hardships, as well as love.
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.
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.
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.
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