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Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate

Eliza P. Donner Houghton

The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the "westering fever" of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–1847, some of the emigrants resorted to cannibalism. Although this aspect of the tragedy has become synonymous with the Donner Party in the popular imagination, it actually was a minor part of the episode.The author was about 4 at the time. The first part of the book accounts the tragic journey and rescue attempts; the last half are reminiscences of the child orphan, passed from family to family while growing up. (Summary from Wikipedia & Tricia G)

The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the "westering fever" of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–1847, some of the emigrants resorted to cannibalism. Although this aspect of the tragedy has become synonymous with the Donner Party in the popular imagination, it actually was a minor part of the episode.The author was about 4 at the time. The first part of the book accounts the tragic journey and rescue attempts; the last half are reminiscences of the child orphan, passed from family to family while growing up. (Summary from Wikipedia & Tricia G)
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History

Description:

The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the "westering fever" of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–1847, some of the emigrants resorted to cannibalism. Although this aspect of the tragedy has become synonymous with the Donner Party in the popular imagination, it actually was a minor part of the episode.The author was about 4 at the time. The first part of the book accounts the tragic journey and rescue attempts; the last half are reminiscences of the child orphan, passed from family to family while growing up. (Summary from Wikipedia & Tricia G)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:25