A wagon train heading west in 1846 is a few weeks behind schedule but still expecting to make their way across the Sierra Nevadas before the snowfall. Soon, they join another wagon train taking a new cut-off that supposedly saves two weeks of travel time but has never been tried by wagons. Known as the Donner Party, after leader George Donner, the group endures weeks of grueling travel and mishaps, including losing most of the oxen and some wagons before finally coming to the Sierras. Choosing to send the younger and more healthier travelers ahead to bring help from Sutter's Fort, the others stay behind and wait. Deceived is the true and tragic story of the Donner Party, the story of a hopeful dream turned into horror and disaster. They lived it -- or died in it.
There are no customer reviews available at this time. Would you like to write a review?
September 30, 1998
Number of Print Pages*
Adobe DRM EPUB
* Number of eBook pages may differ. Click here for more information.