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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 : PRNC:32101021412778
Genre : California National Historic Trail
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The Oregon Trail By Rinker Buck Summary Analysis

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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

Roughing It On The Oregon Trail

Author : Diane Stanley
ISBN : 9780064490061
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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What if you could close your eyes and open them to find you were amongst hundreds of pioneers in 1843, packing up your covered wagon to travel the 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail? Meet twins Liz and Lenny and their unique grandmother, who, with the help of her magic hat, can transport the twins to any time in history. In their first journey, the twins spend eight months crossing the country on foot and by covered wagon, braving the mountain ranges and river valleys, battling floods and droughts, and cooking slam-johns and sowbellies over buffalo chips. Diane Stanley's spirited, humorous, and historically accurate depiction of day-to-day life on the Oregon Trail is brought to life with Holly Berry's energetic illustrations. Overflowing with fun, informative details, and word balloons that capture each piece of dialogue, young readers will be transported into an exciting page in American history alongside the adventurous Time-Traveling Twins. Children's Pick of the Lists 2000(ABA) and Children's Books 2000-NY Public Lib.

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 Mystery On The Oregon Trail

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 9780635074911
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa "Read 'em out!" on a real covered wagon trek across the prairie, encountering adventure much as the pioneers of yore, and a mystery that you could say leaves Grant "UpChucking!" LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Gateway Arch, "America's Gateway to the West" Facts ¥ The Prairie: Geology; Geography ¥ Covered Wagons ¥ Prairie Schooners ¥ Wagon train; Oregon Trail: Clothing worn on the Oregon Trail; Supplies needed on the Trail; Food Served while on the trail; Entertainment on the trail ¥ Chuck Wagon ¥ Wagon Wheels ¥ Dangers travelers faced on the trail ¥ The Pony Express ¥ Buffalo Bill ¥ Cow chips & Buffalo chips; Fuel for fires ¥ Independence Rock history ¥ Chimney Rock history ¥ Scotts Bluff history ¥ Fort Laramie history ¥Old Susannah ¥ Corral ¥ Hiram Scott ¥ Joel Hembry. Fort Kearny State Park, MO: Post Office; Blacksmith Shop; Exhibit Hall ¥ Nebraska: Ash Hollow; Courthouse Rock; Jail Rock; Chimney Rock; Scotts Bluff ¥ Wyoming: Army Outpost Museum; Artillery and Wagon Museum, Fort Laramie; Independence Rock ¥ Fort Hall, ID ¥The Dalles River, OR; End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.0 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 135937 Lexile Measure: 610 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

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.

The Oregon Trail

Author : Francis parkman Jr.
ISBN : 9781465523273
Genre : California National Historic Trail
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Presents accounts of a young man's travels on the Oregon Trail and his sojourn with the Oglala Indians.

How To Get Rich On The Oregon Trail

Author : Tod Olson
ISBN : 1426304129
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Entertaining, fictional voices recount one family's journey along the Oregon Trail to their new homestead, giving readers an appreciation for the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the migration, as well as the ingenuity, skill, and trickery used to overcome such challenges.

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