The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Title The Oregon Trail PDF eBook
Author Rinker Buck
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 464
Release 2015-06-30
Genre History
ISBN 1451659164

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In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.




The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Title The Oregon Trail PDF eBook
Author Francis Parkman
Publisher
Pages 406
Release 1872
Genre
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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Title The Oregon Trail PDF eBook
Author Rinker Buck
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 496
Release 2015
Genre History
ISBN 1451659172

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Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way--in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century--tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.




Destination, West!

Destination, West!
Title Destination, West! PDF eBook
Author Agnes Ruth Sengstacken
Publisher
Pages 232
Release 1942
Genre Frontier and pioneer life
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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Title The Oregon Trail PDF eBook
Author David Dary
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 438
Release 2005
Genre History
ISBN 9780195224009

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Using diaries, journals, company and expedition reports, and newspaper accounts, the author presents a major one-volume history of the Oregon Trail from its earliest beginnings to the present.




Life As a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail

Life As a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
Title Life As a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail PDF eBook
Author Jeri Freedman
Publisher Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Pages 34
Release 2015-12-15
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1502610752

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The Oregon Trail was an important part of American history. It helped bring new people to the western United States. Explore what life was like for pioneers on the Oregon Trail, what difficulties they faced along the way, and what it was like to live in Oregon once they arrived. Complete with vivid photographs, a glossary, and colorful designs, this is an excellent way to introduce readers to America’s early westward expansion.




The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion

The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion
Title The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion PDF eBook
Author Kristin Marciniak
Publisher Cherry Lake
Pages 32
Release 2013-08-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1624314570

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This book relays the factual details of the Oregon Trail and the United States' westward expansion in the 1800s. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a pioneer, a Native American in a territory crossed by the trail, and a U.S. soldier at a government outpost. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.