The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

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by Francis Parkman
     
 

As a way of learning about the ways of the Plains Indians, as a basis for his proposed history of the struggle for control of North America by the English and French, Parkman set off from Westport, Missouri, on the Oregon Trail in spring of 1846. Only 23, he returned in September, 1846, with the story of his trip and his observations on all he had seen and done. The… See more details below

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As a way of learning about the ways of the Plains Indians, as a basis for his proposed history of the struggle for control of North America by the English and French, Parkman set off from Westport, Missouri, on the Oregon Trail in spring of 1846. Only 23, he returned in September, 1846, with the story of his trip and his observations on all he had seen and done. The book documents the struggles the expedition encountered, and includes Parkman's predictions that both the buffalo and the Native American way of life will disappear. It remains a classic tale of the pioneer spirit found in nineteenth-century America.

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:
895,377
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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