The Oregon Trail

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Oxford University Press, Jan 6, 2000 - History - 346 pages
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The Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. In the course of his travels, Parkman encountered numerous Indians, living among a Sioux tribe for a time, as well as meeting traders, trappers, and emigrants searching fora new life. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness. It is a journey which has shaped our picture of mid- nineteenth-century America and which has influenced our perception of American civilization.
 

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User Review  - Cliff Harrison - Goodreads

This is an illustrated true story by Francis Parkman, an American historian who takes you over the Oregon Trail breaking new frontier in the early American West. Parkman went on a 2,000 mile journey ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

The Oregon Trail / Francis Parkman. We both loved the language and overlooked the offensive racism (published in 1847, after all). It was an unexpected recounting of a season on the Great Plains among ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
vii
Note on the Text
xxiii
Select Bibliography
xxv
A Chronology of Francis Parkman Jr
xxvii
Map
xxx
THE OREGON TRAIL
1
Explanatory Notes
336
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Bernard Rosenthal is Professor of English at SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, New York.

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