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The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate

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George and Tamsen Donner and their children, among the very first to leave from Illinois, joined emigrants headed to California in the spring of 1846. Beyond Fort Bridger, Captain Donner led a large party through a much-advertised shortcut. Delays and difficulties caused them to be snowbound in the High Sierras, facing the grim specter of starvation and extreme suffering.
 
Though only four years old at the time of the expedition, the captains youngest daughter, Eliza Donner, would never forget the excitement of crossing the prairies—or the horror of that winter. Details impressed on her young mind were later substantiated by the recollections of her older sisters and other survivors. Her book, originally published in 1911, is an intimate and authoritative account of the Donner disaster. George and Tamsen Donner and those who shared their fate are fully humanized in the telling. Eliza also relates what happened to her and a sister after being rescued and what it was like to grow up in a world that turned the Donners into a grisly legend.

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Though only four years old in 1846, at the time of the infamous Donner expedition, young Eliza Donner would never forget the excitement of crossing the prairies--or the horror of being snowbound in the High Sierras, facing the grim specter of starvation. Originally published in 1911, her book is an intimate and authoritative account of the Donner disaster. 31 photos. 440 pp.

About the Author

Kristin Johnson is a librarian at Salt Lake City Community College and the author of Unfortunate Emigrants: Narratives of the Donner Party.

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ISBN:
9780803273047
Introduction:
Johnson, Kristin
Author:
Johnson, Kristin
Introduction by:
Johnson, Kristin
Introduction:
Johnson, Kristin
Author:
Johnson, Kristin
Author:
Houghton, Eliza Donner
Author:
Houghton, Eliza P. Donner
Publisher:
Unp - Nebraska Paperback
Location:
Lincoln :
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Specific Groups
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Donner party
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United States - State & Local - General
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Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
425
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1.05 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Though only four years old in 1846, at the time of the infamous Donner expedition, young Eliza Donner would never forget the excitement of crossing the prairies--or the horror of being snowbound in the High Sierras, facing the grim specter of starvation. Originally published in 1911, her book is an intimate and authoritative account of the Donner disaster. 31 photos. 440 pp.
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