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Covered Wagon Women 1852 The Oregon Trail

Covered Wagon Women  1852  The Oregon Trail Author Kenneth L. Holmes
ISBN-10 0803272944
Release 1995
Pages 320
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V. 1. The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting.



Covered Wagon Women

Covered Wagon Women Author Kenneth L. Holmes
ISBN-10 080327291X
Release 1997
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Covered Wagon Women 1852 The California Trail

Covered Wagon Women  1852  The California Trail Author Kenneth L. Holmes
ISBN-10 080327291X
Release 1995
Pages 303
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In 1852 a record number of women helped keep the wagons rolling over the perilous western trails. The fourth volume of Covered Wagon Women is devoted to families headed for California that year. Diaries and letters of six pioneer women describe the rigors en route, trailside celebrations and tragedies, the scourge of cholera, and encounters with the Indians.



Covered Wagon Women 1852 The Oregon Trail

Covered Wagon Women  1852  The Oregon Trail Author David Duniway
ISBN-10 0870621637
Release 1983
Pages 314
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Indians and Emigrants

Indians and Emigrants Author Michael L. Tate
ISBN-10 9780806182049
Release 2014-08-04
Pages 352
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In the first book to focus on relations between Indians and emigrants on the overland trails, Michael L. Tate shows that such encounters were far more often characterized by cooperation than by conflict. Having combed hundreds of unpublished sources and Indian oral traditions, Tate finds Indians and Anglo-Americans continuously trading goods and news with each other, and Indians providing various forms of assistance to overlanders. Tate admits that both sides normally followed their own best interests and ethical standards, which sometimes created distrust. But many acts of kindness by emigrants and by Indians can be attributed to simple human compassion. Not until the mid-1850s did Plains tribes begin to see their independence and cultural traditions threatened by the flood of white travelers. As buffalo herds dwindled and more Indians died from diseases brought by emigrants, violent clashes between wagon trains and Indians became more frequent, and the first Anglo-Indian wars erupted on the plains. Yet, even in the 1860s, Tate finds, friendly encounters were still the rule. Despite thousands of mutually beneficial exchanges between whites and Indians between 1840 and 1870, the image of Plains Indians as the overland pioneers’ worst enemies prevailed in American popular culture. In explaining the persistence of that stereotype, Tate seeks to dispel one of the West’s oldest cultural misunderstandings.



Saleratus Sagebrush

Saleratus   Sagebrush Author Robert Lee Munkres
ISBN-10 1887932909
Release 2003
Pages 336
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The Bidwell-Bartleson party may have been generally forgotten, but the group was the first true emigrant train to cross South Pass. If the memories of these men has dimmed, the road they followed has not, for the route is one of the most famous in the history of human migration-the Oregon Trail. Saleratus & Sagebrush chronicles the journeys of these and many other emigrants on the trails west. Robert Munkres relates the stories about the famous and indispensable Fort Bridger and Fort Laramie, the fork in the road at Soda Springs, women's lives on the trail, the family dog, and tales of Indians, friendly and not-so-friendly are richly enhanced by photographs and several reproductions of works by William Henry Jackson.



The Lonesome Plains

The Lonesome Plains Author Louis Fairchild
ISBN-10 1585441821
Release 2002
Pages 323
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Loneliness pervaded the lives of pioneers on the American plains, including the empty expanses of West Texas. Most settlers lived in isolation broken only by occasional community gatherings such as funerals and religious revivals. In The Lonesome Plains, Louis Fairchild mines the letters and journals of West Texas settlers, as well as contemporary fiction and poetry, to record the emotions attending solitude and the ways people sought relief. Hungering for neighborliness, people came together in times of misfortune—sickness, accident, and death—and at annual religious services. In fascinating detail, Fairchild describes the practices that grew up around these two focal points of social life. He recounts the building of coffins and preparation of a body for burial, the conflicting emotions of the pain of death and the hope of heaven, the funeral rite itself, the lost and lonely graves. And he tells the story of yearly outdoor revivals: the choice of the meeting site and construction of the arbor or other shelter, the provision of food, the music and emotionally-charged services, and tangential courting and mischief. Loneliness is most recognized as a feature of life in the time of the early West Texas cattle industry, a period of sprawling cattle ranches and legendary cattle drives, roughly from 1867 to 1885. But Fairchild shows that it also characterized the lives of settlers who lived in West Texas from the beginning of permanent settlement of the Texas Panhandle (around 1876) through the population shift that occured around the turn of the century, as farmers and their families supplanted ranchers and their cattle. Fairchild draws on primary materials of the early residents to give voice to the settlers themselves and skillfully weaves a moving picture of life in the open spaces of West Texas during the frontier-rural period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.



Surviving the Oregon Trail 1852

Surviving the Oregon Trail  1852 Author Weldon W. Rau
ISBN-10 0874222389
Release 2001-03-01
Pages 244
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The 1852 overland migration was the largest on record, with numbers swelled by Oregon-bound settlers as well as hordes of gold-seekers destined for California. It also was a year in which cholera took a terrible toll in lives. Presented here are firsthand accounts of this fateful year, including the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Mary Ann and Willis Boatman.



Powerful Rockey

Powerful Rockey Author John William Evans
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021837375
Release 1991
Pages 374
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Social Studies Review

Social Studies Review Author California Council for the Social Studies
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121763846
Release 2005
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Journal of the West

Journal of the West Author Lorrin L. Morrison
ISBN-10 UVA:X006032891
Release 1998
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Abigail Scott Duniway

Abigail Scott Duniway Author Debra Shein
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105112231142
Release 2002
Pages 54
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Oregon Historical Quarterly

Oregon Historical Quarterly Author Oregon Historical Society
ISBN-10 WISC:89066264193
Release 1997
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English Westerners Tally Sheet

English Westerners  Tally Sheet Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89084901099
Release 1992
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Massacre at Mountain Meadows

Massacre at Mountain Meadows Author Ronald W. Walker
ISBN-10 0199830975
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 448
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On September 11, 1857, a band of Mormon militia, under a flag of truce, lured unarmed members of a party of emigrants from their fortified encampment and, with their Paiute allies, killed them. More than 120 men, women, and children perished in the slaughter. Massacre at Mountain Meadows offers the most thoroughly researched account of the massacre ever written. Drawn from documents previously not available to scholars and a careful re-reading of traditional sources, this gripping narrative offers fascinating new insight into why Mormons settlers in isolated southern Utah deceived the emigrant party with a promise of safety and then killed the adults and all but seventeen of the youngest children. The book sheds light on factors contributing to the tragic event, including the war hysteria that overcame the Mormons after President James Buchanan dispatched federal troops to Utah Territory to put down a supposed rebellion, the suspicion and conflicts that polarized the perpetrators and victims, and the reminders of attacks on Mormons in earlier settlements in Missouri and Illinois. It also analyzes the influence of Brigham Young's rhetoric and military strategy during the infamous "Utah War" and the role of local Mormon militia leaders in enticing Paiute Indians to join in the attack. Throughout the book, the authors paint finely drawn portraits of the key players in the drama, their backgrounds, personalities, and roles in the unfolding story of misunderstanding, misinformation, indecision, and personal vendettas. The Mountain Meadows Massacre stands as one of the darkest events in Mormon history. Neither a whitewash nor an expos?, Massacre at Mountain Meadows provides the clearest and most accurate account of a key event in American religious history.



Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888558
Release 2003
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Books in Print

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015049090585
Release 2001
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.