The Oregon Trail

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U of Nebraska Press, 1994 - History - 833 pages
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Francis Parkman was a 23-year-old scion of a prominent Boston family when he decided to write the history of the struggle of French and English for domination of the North American continent. In order to learn firsthand about the Indians of the Plains, he prepared himself with guides, supplies, and information, setting out from Westport, Missouri, in spring 1846 and returning that September. From that trip emerged one of the seminal books of American literature, The Oregon Trail.
  

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What a mixed bag of thrilling writing and detestable opinion! I suppose I should have known when starting this book that it wouldn't just be a detached evocation of old Western life, but also a record ... Read full review

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Every time I tried to get back into this book,it was just so boring that I could not stop my mind from wandering! After 15 days, I finally just gave up! Read full review

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Contents

Introduction to the Bison Book Edition
Map of Parkmans Route in 1846
vii
CHAFTER PAGH I THE FRONTIER
1
BREAKING THE ICE
10
FORT LEAVEN WORTH
25
JUMPING OFF
29
THE B1o BLUE
41
THE PLATTE AND THE DESERT
55
THE OGILLALLAH VILLAGE
204
THE HUNTING CAMP
229
THE TRAPPERS
258
THE BLACK HILLS
262
A MOUNTAIN HUNT
274
PASSAGE OF THE MOUNTAINS
289
THE LONELY JOURNEY
306
THE PUEBLO AND BENTS FORT
328

THE BUFFALO
70
TAKING FRENCH LEAVE
86
SCENES AT FORT LARAMIE
104
THE WAR PARTIES
121
SCENES AT THE CAMP
147
The Oregon Trail i
158
ILLLUCK
168
HUNTING INDIANS
178
TETE ROUGE THE VOLUNTEER
337
CHAPTER PAGE
343
DOWN THE ARKANSAS
384
THE SETTLEMENTS
402
Notes
415
Bibliography
711
Index
730
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About the author (1994)

E. N. Feltskog is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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