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Surviving the Oregon Trail

Stories in American History

Series: Stories in American History

By Rebecca Stefoff

In the nineteenth century, over half a million men, women and children traveled west on the Oregon Trail. Stretching two thousand miles from Independence Missouri, to the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Trail was the longest overland route used in the westward expansion. Crossing mountains and deserts, fighting disease, short of both food and water, pioneers endured many hardships to follow the trail west with their hopes and dreams of seeking fortunes in the unsettled west. In SURVIVING THE OREGON TRAIL, author Rebecca Stefoff traces the roots of the Oregon and California Trails back to the seventeenth century, telling the stories of those who left the security and comfort of their homes, to endure months of hard travel in the hope of a new life.

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"This series presents concepts and events in American history that are well explained and easily accessible to students."

Library Media Connection, October 2012

". . . a succinct but well-written account of life along the trail."

BayViews, March 2012

"Chapter notes and lists of books and websites for further reading make this book a terrific jumping-off point for researching the westward movement. Perfect for a school library or anyone fascinated by American history."

Children's Literature

". . . these titles are characterized by solid research, dramatic details, and an accessible and attractive format . . . Thorough and engaging, they are representative of what lively writing and clean, clear presentation can do to add oomph to history lessons."

School Library Journal, April 2012

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