The Oregon Trailby Francis Parkman
Pub. Date: 09/01/2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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. His detailed description of the journey, set… See more details below
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. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness.
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Table of Contents
|2||Breaking the Ice||9|
|5||The "Big Blue"||34|
|6||The Platte and the Desert||46|
|8||Taking French Leave||72|
|9||Scenes at Fort Laramie||87|
|10||The War Parties||101|
|11||Scenes at the Camp||122|
|15||The Ogillallah Village||167|
|16||The Hunting Camp||187|
|18||The Black Hills||218|
|19||A Mountain Hunt||222|
|20||Passage of the Mountains||234|
|21||The Lonely Journey||248|
|22||The Pueblo and Bent's Fort||266|
|23||Tete Rouge, the Volunteer||274|
|26||The Buffalo Camp||298|
|27||Down the Arkansas||313|
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Thomas Parkman paints a very clear and detailed picture of life among the Dakota Indians prior to the American Civil War. It is very intriguing to see what life was like and how this group of native americans and whites got along in the pre-civil war era. It also shows the thoughts of the time that helped to lead to the almost total annihilation of the Great Bison Herds of the Great Plains. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in getting a deeper understanding of the American West.
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The app oregon trail is good i do not have this book