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The Oregon Trail: sketches of prairie and Rocky-Mountain life

February 9th, 2013

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  1. Anonymous
    February 9th, 2013 at 16:36 | #1

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    As a young college student, Francis Parkman, the later noted historian of the early West, goes to the land of the Lakotas and experiences their life. This is a personal history of the travels of the author through the lands of the Lakota before the great American westward expansion. Tales of Indian life and their “wars” with each other. Also tells first hand of the author’s maturation in this environment. Should be required reading for any “lover of the wild west” because “This Was The It Was”.

  2. e. vaughan
    February 11th, 2013 at 10:11 | #2

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    There are a great many things about Native American life on the plains that I did not realize before reading this narrative. The level of warfare for instance. I wonder if this was heightend at that time related to population pressures from the east ( other tribes and whites ) Anyway, the writer tells an amazing tale of risk and daring while describing the lives of the natives- and we find out some things about the attitudes of the newcomers also. Keeps moving along– no slow spots.

  3. S. McLeod
    February 17th, 2013 at 09:23 | #3

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    Very enjoyable! You can’t beat a first person report of traveling through Indian territory! The descriptions of the perils of the journey plus first hand experiences in dealing with the native population make you feel as if you are there, sitting in the teepee, watching as an Indian woman kills and cooks a puppy because you are an honored guest. Great descriptive writing; blood, guts, wildflowers, horses, sunsets, and the beautiful, healthy forms of our Native Americans while they were still free.

  4. Review King
    February 22nd, 2013 at 04:36 | #4

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    This is an interesting book. It gives insight into what the plains were like prior to the increased hostility between the white-man and the Indians. I reccommend it to anyone interested in western history.

  5. C. Anderson
    February 23rd, 2013 at 23:45 | #5

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    I love to read about the daily living of people in history. I don’t know what it is that drags me to it every single time. I liked this story alot.

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