Surviving the Oregon Trail

by Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2012
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 978 ST3
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 978 ST3
 
 
Summary
In the nineteenth century, over half a million men, women and children traveled west on the Oregon Trail. Stretching two thousand miles from Independence Missouri, to the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Trail was the longest overland route used in the westward expansion. Crossing mountains and deserts, fighting disease, short of both food and water, pioneers endured many hardships to follow the trail west with their hopes and dreams of seeking fortunes in the unsettled west. Author Rebecca Stefoff traces the roots of the Oregon and California Trails back to the seventeenth century, telling the stories of those who left the security and comfort of their homes, to endure months of hard travel in the hope of a new life.
Additional Information
Series Stories in American history.
Subjects Pioneers -- Oregon National Historic Trail -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon National Historic Trail -- Juvenile literature.
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Juvenile literature.
Pioneers -- Oregon National Historic Trail -- History.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon National Historic Trail.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Oregon National Historic Trail -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Oregon -- History.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2012
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 123) and index.
ISBN 9780766039551 (alk. paper)
0766039552 (alk. paper)
9781464400254 (pbk.)
1464400253 (pbk.)
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