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The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life - cover

The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life

Francis Parkman

Publisher: Madison & Adams Press

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Summary

The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life is a first-person account of a 2-month summer tour in 1846 of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Francis Parkman, the author, was 23 at the time. The heart of the book covers the three weeks Parkman spent hunting buffalo with a band of Oglala Sioux.
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

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