Everything you need to understand or teach The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party by Marian Calabro.
The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party tells the tale of the ill-fated journey of the Donner Party from Illinois to California in 1846. A series of bad choices and unfortunate incidents forced the group of several families and individuals to suffer through a terrible winter, stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
In April 1846, a total of thirty-two people set out from Springfield, Illinois, guided by the promise of free land in California. Chief...
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