Oregon Trail Stories: True Accounts of Life in a Covered Wagon

Oregon Trail Stories: True Accounts of Life in a Covered Wagon

by David Klausmeyer
     
 

Travel along the Oregon Trail with the pioneers who dared to "face the elephant" as they moved west in search of a new life. Compiled from the trail diaries and memoirs that document this momentous period in American history, Oregon Trail Stories is a fascinating look at the great American migration of the 19th century.

Overview

Travel along the Oregon Trail with the pioneers who dared to "face the elephant" as they moved west in search of a new life. Compiled from the trail diaries and memoirs that document this momentous period in American history, Oregon Trail Stories is a fascinating look at the great American migration of the 19th century.

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
This collection of true stories from the Oregon Trail offers a unique view of history—from the life of an everyday traveler. These are detailed accounts of what the trip West was like, including the challenges and hardships as well as the celebrations. The details are what make the stories so interesting—weather, costs of products, and day-to-day realities of life on the trail help history come to life. The excerpts are relatively short, the longest being less than 20 pages, but the length makes them additionally accessible. A more complete table of contents and an index would make the book better for research. Appropriate for high schools that teach Western migration and Pacific Northwest history. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Globe Pequot Press, 144p., Ages 15 to adult.
—Sarah Applegate

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762730827
Publisher:
TwoDot
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
859,378
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Compiled from diaries, letters, and memoirs written about the great American migration of the 19th century, including Lansford Hastings, Catherine Sager Pringle, Narcissa Whitman, and others.

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