The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate

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CONTENTS
CHAPTER I
PAGE
THE PACIFIC COAST IN 1845 -- SPEECHES OF SENATOR BENTON AND REPORT OF CAPT. FRÉMONT -- MY FATHER AND HIS FAMILY -- INTEREST AWAKENED IN THE NEW TERRITORY -- FORMATION OF THE FIRST EMIGRANT PARTY FORM ILLINOIS TO CALIFORNIA -- PREPARATIONS FOR THE JOURNEY -- THE START -- ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF CIVILIZATION1
CHAPTER II
IN THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS -- PRAIRIE SCHOONERS FROM SANTA FÉ TO INDEPENDENCE, MO. -- LIFE en route -- THE BIG BLUE -- CAMP GOVERNMENT -- THE Blue Rover11
CHAPTER III
IN THE HAUNTS OF THE PAWNEES -- LETTERS OF MRS. GEORGE DONNER -- HALT AT FORT BERNARD -- SIOUX INDIANS AT FORT LARAMIE21
CHAPTER IV
FOURTH OF JULY IN AN EMIGRANT PARTY -- OPEN LETER OF LANSFORD HASTINGS -- GEORGE DONNER ELECTED CAPTAIN OF PARTY BOUND FOR CALIFORNIA -- ENTERING THE GREAT DESERT -- INSUFFICIENT SUPPLY OF FOOD -- VOLUNTEERS COMMISSIONED BY MY FATHER TO HASTEN TO SUTTER'S FORT FOR RELIEF30

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