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Summary Of The Oregon Trail

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Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Oregon Trail* Summary of book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

The Oregon Trail

Author : Rinker Buck
ISBN : 9781451659160
Genre : History
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In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.

The Oregon Trail

Author : Francis Parkman
ISBN : 0803287399
Genre : History
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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. Map.

Rescue On The Oregon Trail Ranger In Time 1

Author : Kate Messner
ISBN : 9780545639163
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day! Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam's family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger's help more than they realize!

The Oregon Trail By Rinker Buck Summary Analysis

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck | Summary & Analysis Preview: Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey chronicles Rinker and his brother’s experiences reliving the journey taken by the original nineteenth-century travelers of the Oregon Trail. At the same time, the author goes through his own mental and emotional journey and comes to grips with a variety of issues, such as being a pack rat and his relationship with his father… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Oregon Trail • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Westward To Home

Author : Patricia Hermes
ISBN : 0439112095
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In 1848, nine-year-old Joshua Martin McCullough writes a journal of his family's journey from Missouri to Oregon in a covered wagon, in an addition to a popular series which includes a historical note about westward migration.

Facing West

Author : Kathleen V. Kudlinski
ISBN : 9781101174302
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When his family travels west via wagon train in 1845, Ben faces many adventures and hardships. Along with the dangers of rough weather and wild animals, Ben also fears the possibility that he might have a devastating asthma attack. As his family sets out from Missouri to Oregon, young Ben wonders whether he will have more trouble with the dangers of the journey or his debilitating asthma.

If You Were A Kid On The Oregon Trail

Author : Josh Gregory
ISBN : 0531219704
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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If You Were a Kid Life today is a lot different than it was in the past. Think of the things you have today. The clothes you wear. The kind of home you live in. The foods you eat. Many of these probably wouldn't be the same if you were living in a different period of time. Through the stories of the If You Were a Kid series, readers are transported to some of the most important moments in history. Oregon Trail: More than 200,000 people traveled west along the trail. Around 40,000 of them were children. Exciting stories combine fiction and nonfiction by placing young, relatable characters at the center of real historic events Lively and colorful illustrations bring stories to life Timeline and map add important historical context Sidebars highlight the sometimes difficult realities of life in earlier times Glossary helps explain important terms www.factsfornow.scholastic.com See page 1 for more information.

Children On The Oregon Trail

Author : An Rutgers van der Loeff
ISBN : 0140301720
Genre : Oregon National Historic Trail
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How I Survived The Oregon Trail

Author : Laura Wilson
ISBN : 0688172768
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A young boy keeps a journal describing his family's five-month journey across country in a covered wagon. Each entry includes a game, recipe, or other related activity.

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