The Resource The Oregon Trail : an American saga, David Dary

The Oregon Trail : an American saga, David Dary

Label
The Oregon Trail : an American saga
Title
The Oregon Trail
Title remainder
an American saga
Statement of responsibility
David Dary
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Using diaries, journals, company and expedition reports, and newspaper accounts, David Dary takes us inside the experience of the continuing waves of people who traveled the Oregon Trail or took its cutoffs to Utah, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, and California. He introduces us to the fur traders who set up the first "forts" as centers to ply their trade; the missionaries bent on converting the Indians to Christianity; the mountain men and voyageurs who settled down at last in the fertile Willamette Valley; the farmers and their families propelled west by economic bad times in the East; and, of course, the gold-seekers, Pony Express riders, journalists, artists, and entrepreneurs who all added their unique presence to the land they traversed. We meet well-known figures - John Jacob Astor, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, John Fremont, the Donners, and Red Cloud, among others - as well as dozens of little-known men, women, and children who jotted down what they were seeing and feeling in journals, letters, or perhaps even on a rock or a gravestone
Dewey number
978.02 DAR
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The Oregon Trail : an American saga, David Dary
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The Oregon Trail : an American saga, David Dary
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • The American occupation of Oregon
  • Ch. 6.
  • The emigrants of 1843
  • Ch. 7.
  • Self-rule and more emigrants
  • Ch. 8.
  • Fifty-four forty or fight
  • Ch. 9.
  • The year of decision
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • New Zion, more emigrants, and a massacre
  • Ch. 11.
  • A lull before the rush
  • Ch. 12.
  • The gold rush of 1849
  • Ch. 13.
  • The hectic year of 1850
  • Ch. 14.
  • The changing road
  • The exploration of Oregon
  • Ch. 15.
  • More change and civil war
  • Ch. 16.
  • Decline of the Trail
  • Ch. 17.
  • Rebirth of the Trail
  • App. A.
  • Historic landmarks
  • App. B.
  • Cutoffs and other roads
  • Ch. 2.
  • Astoria
  • Ch. 3.
  • Discovering the Oregon Trail
  • Ch. 4.
  • John McLoughlin and the missionaries
Control code
8339245
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
xiv, 414 pages
Isbn
9780375413995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) UH114924

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