The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

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by Francis Parkman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199553920

ISBN-13: 9780199553921

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199553921
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,248,678
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1The Frontier1
2Breaking the Ice9
3Fort Leavenworth19
4"Jumping off"23
5The "Big Blue"34
6The Platte and the Desert46
7The Buffalo58
8Taking French Leave72
9Scenes at Fort Laramie87
10The War Parties101
11Scenes at the Camp122
13Ill-Luck139
14Hunting Indians146
15The Ogillallah Village167
16The Hunting Camp187
17The Trappers209
18The Black Hills218
19A Mountain Hunt222
20Passage of the Mountains234
21The Lonely Journey248
22The Pueblo and Bent's Fort266
23Tete Rouge, the Volunteer274
24Indian Alarms279
25The Chase289
26The Buffalo Camp298
27Down the Arkansas313
28The Settlements329

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The Oregon Trail 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Budd More than 1 year ago
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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Love it! Can't stop reading!
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The app oregon trail is good i do not have this book