The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate


Though only four years old in 1846, at the time of the infamous Donner expedition, young Eliza Donner would never forget the excitement of crossing the prairies--or the horror of being snowbound in the High Sierras, facing the grim specter of starvation. Originally published in 1911, her book is an intimate and authoritative account of the Donner disaster. 31 photos.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Kristin Johnson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lincoln, NE
Publication year:
  • 1997


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