First published in 1849 and later revised in several subsequent editions, Francis Parkman's The Oregon Trail is the definitive trail-journal. The author was 23 when he stepped on a steamer and began a two-month tour through the West, visiting Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas.
A historian, Parker was determined to articulate his trail experiences in the most informed manner possible, and his book was a best-seller. The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life is an important historical document and essential reading for students of the American West.
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Table of Contents
1. The frontier; 2. Breaking the ice; 3. Fort Leavenworth; 4. 'Jumping off'; 5. The 'Big Blue'; 6. The platte and the desert; 7. The buffalo; 8. Taking French leave; 9. Scenes at Fort Laramie; 10. The war parties; 11. Scenes at the camp; 12. Ill-luck; 13. Hunting Indians; 14. The Ogillallah village; 15. The hunting camp; 16. The trappers; 17. The Black Hills; 18. A mountain hunt; 19. Passage of the mountains; 20. The lonely journey; 21. The pueblo and Bent's Fort; 22. Tete Rouge, the volunteer; 23. Indian alarms; 24. The chase; 25. The buffalo camp; 26. Down the Arkansas; 27. The settlements.
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