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The Oregon Trail : sketches of prairie and Rocky Mountain life

Author: Francis Parkman
Publisher: [Auckland] : Floating Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Trail. This series of non-fiction essays from Francis Parkman details life on the nineteenth-century American frontier, detailing the summer a young Parkman traveled through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Along the way, the author spent time hunting and fishing, as well as participating in a buffalo hunt led by members of the Native American tribe, the Oglala Sioux.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Francis Parkman
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Parkman
ISBN: 9781775419051 1775419053
OCLC Number: 701474029
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Feb. 11, 2011).
"First published in 1847"--P. 2.
Description: 1 online resource (492 p.)
Contents: The frontier --
Breaking the ice --
Fort Leavenworth --
"Jumping off" --
"The Big Blue" --
The Platte and the desert --
The buffalo --
Taking French leave --
Scenes at Fort Laramie --
The war parties --
Scenes at the camp --
Ill luck --
Hunting Indians --
The Ogallalla village --
The hunting camp --
The trappers --
The Black Hills --
A mountain hunt --
Passage of the mountains --
The lonely journey --
The Pueblo and Bent's Fort --
Tete Rouge, the volunteer --
Indian alarms --
The chase --
The buffalo camp --
Down the Arkansas --
The settlements.
Responsibility: Francis Parkman.

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Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Trail. This series of non-fiction essays from Francis Parkman details life on the nineteenth-century American frontier, detailing the summer a young Parkman traveled through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Along the way, the author spent time hunting and fishing, as well as participating in a buffalo hunt led by members of the Native American tribe, the Oglala Sioux.

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