The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman

"The Oregon Trail" is a historical account of a two-and-a-half month summer tour in 1846 of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. The book captures the experiences of the author and his companion as they journey from St. Louis to the Rocky Mountains and back. The narrative is rich with descriptions of the landscapes, wildlife, and people they encounter, including several Native American tribes. The book provides a vivid depiction of the West before industrialization and settlement.

The 8623rd greatest book of all time


Published
1849
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
165,000
Original Language
English

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