My America: Westward To Home: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book One

My America: Westward To Home: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book One

In book one of this diary of life on the Oregon Trail, Pat Hermes tells the story of Joshua McCullough's family's experiences as they pack up their belongings and head west in a wagon train.It is 1848 when Joshua McCullough and his family leave their home in St. Joseph, Missouri, and set off for Oregon on a wagon train. During their seven-month-long journey, many of the other families on the trail suffer devastating losses, but Joshua's is spared. However, Joshua must conquer his fear of water during the many river crossings the wagon train must make. During one dramatic crossing, Joshua heroically dives into a rushing river to save his younger sister Becky. The battered wagon train reaches Oregon after traveling over two thousand miles.

  • Brand: Scholastic
  • ASIN: 0439112095

My America: Westward to Home: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book One

My America: Westward to Home: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book One

Now in paperback, Patricia Hermes tells the story of Joshua McCullough's experiences ashead West in a wagon train in Book One of his diary of life on the Oregon Trail..It is 1848 when Joshua McCullough and his family leave their home in St. Joseph, Missouri, and set off for Oregon on a wagon train. Though many of the other families on the trail suffer devastating losses during their long journey, Joshua's is spared. However, Joshua must conquer his fear of water during one dramatic crossing, when he heroically dives into a rushing river to save his younger sister Becky. The battered wagon train finally reaches Oregon after traveling over two thousand miles.

  • ASIN: 0439388996

Delia and the Drifter (Westward to Home Book 1)

Delia and the Drifter (Westward to Home Book 1)

Misty Beller, author of The Lady and the Mountain Man, says:Melody Carlson has done it again with this delightful story, taking us back to a wilder time, with characters who capture your heart and unexpected twists that will keep you reading past your bedtime! -Misty M. Beller, bestselling author of The Lady and the Mountain PromiseAn arranged marriage to save the family from ruin?Delia Blackstone knows what her mother is up to—she intends to marry her off to an older man who is all fortune and no future. And Delia’s having none of it.When a mysterious visitor appears on the family doorstep and offers an opportunity for Delia to travel from Pennsylvania to Colorado, Delia knows it is time for her to strike out on her own and discover a new life. Along the way she encounters a handsome drifter who captures her heart. But is he interested in trading his exciting life of adventure for love?Two murders, a missing will and a number of puzzling relationships are enough to unsettle anyone—even smart, capable Delia. Who can she trust? And can she trust her heart in matters of love?

  • ASIN: B0145HW3S0

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” — Mary Roach, New York Times Book ReviewIn April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

  • Brand: Daniel James Brown
  • ASIN: 0061348112

Westward Ho!: An Activity Guide to the Wild West (Hands-On History)

Westward Ho!: An Activity Guide to the Wild West (Hands-On History)

Capturing the unique character and history of the West, this activity book provides a number of memorable journeys, including joining Lewis and Clark on an expedition, journeying into the woods with fur traders, or riding a wagon train to the Oregon. Young explorers will experience the excitement of the West with activities such as sewing a sunbonnet, panning for gold, cooking flapjacks, singing cowboy songs, and more. Helpful illustrations that detail and explain the steps of each project are also included.

  • Brand: Chicago Review Press
  • ASIN: 1556522711

West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776

West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776

This panoramic account of 1776 chronicles the other revolutions unfolding that year across North America, far beyond the British colonies. In 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense, the Continental Congress declared independence, and Washington crossed the Delaware. We are familiar with these famous moments in American history, but we know little about the extraordinary events occurring that same year far beyond the British colonies. In this distinctive history, Claudio Saunt tells an intriguing, largely untold story of an immense and restless continent connected in surprising ways. In that pivotal year, the Spanish established the first European colony in San Francisco and set off a cataclysm for the region’s native residents. The Russians pushed into Alaska in search of valuable sea otters, devastating local Aleut communities. And the British extended their fur trade from Hudson Bay deep into the continent, sparking an environmental revolution that transformed America’s boreal forests.While imperial officials in distant Europe maneuvered to control lands they knew almost nothing about, America's indigenous peoples sought their own advantage. Creek Indians navigated the Caribbean to explore trade with Cuba. The Osages expanded their dominion west of the Mississippi River,...

  • ASIN: 0393240207

Far from Home: Families of the Westward Journey

Far from Home: Families of the Westward Journey

Lillian Schlissel is a professor emerita of English and American Studies at Brooklyn College–CUNY. She is the author of numerous books, including The Western Women's Reader (with Catherine Lavender) and Black Frontiers: A History of African American Heroes in the Old West. Byrd Gibbens is a professor of English at the University of New Mexico, Valencia campus, and the author of This Is a Strange Country: Letters of a Western Family 1880-1906.Elizabeth Hampsten is a professor of English at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and the author of Settlers' Children: Growing Up on the Great Plains.

  • Brand: Brand: University of Nebraska Press
  • ASIN: 0803292953

Frontier Blood: The Saga of the Parker Family (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University)

Frontier Blood: The Saga of the Parker Family (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University)

Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts, including several first-person stories, Jo Ella Powell Exley follows Cynthia Ann-Parker—a descendant of Elder John Parker—last of the great Comanche war chiefs— through her life in the Indian camp and eventually her recapture by her birth family. She also tells the dramatic story of Quanah Parker through childhood, battle, surrender, and reservation life. This narrative sets straight a story that has sometimes been distorted, offering new insight of Cynthia Ann Parker’s last years, providing a complex picture of the “white” years of a woman who had matured among the Comanches since the age of nine.  Among the documents from which Exley draws are a short autobiography of Daniel Parker, Rachel Parker Plummer’s two narratives of her Indian captivity, James Parker’s account of his search for Rachel and the other captives and several autobiographical accounts Quanah dictated to his friends.   First published in 2001, Frontier Blood received the Summerfield G. Roberts award and the Rupert Richardson award. 

  • Brand: Brand: Texas AM University Press
  • ASIN: 1603441093

Hoofbeats: Katie and the Mustang #2

Hoofbeats: Katie and the Mustang #2

Joined by Hiram the farmhand, Katie begins the journey west. At first, she is unsure if the Mustang will follow, but much to her relief, he seems to trust her. Soon, Katie and Hiram meet up with a large family who invite them to join their caravan. For the first time, it seems as though they might really make it to Oregon. But then tragedy strikes, and Katie finds herself having to choose between parting ways with Hiram, or abandoning her dreams of going west&150and giving up on the chance to return the Mustang to his homeland.

  • Brand: Kathleen Duey
  • ASIN: 0142400912

Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement: Life on the Home Frontier

Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement: Life on the Home Frontier

During the last half of the nineteenth century, thousands of men went west in search of gold, land, or adventure-leaving their wives to handle family, farm, and business affairs on their own. The experiences of these westering men have long been a part of the lore of the American frontier, but the stories of their wives have rarely been told. Ten years of research into public and private documents-including letters of couples separated during the westward movement-has enabled Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith to tell the forgotten stories of "women in waiting."Though these wives were left more or less in limbo by the departure of their adventuring husbands, they were hardly women in waiting in any other sense. Children had to be fed, clothed, housed, and educated; farms and businesses had to be managed; creditors had to be paid or pacified and, in some cases, hard-earned butter-and-egg money had to be sent west in response to letters from broke and disillusioned husbands.This raises some unsettling questions: How does the idea of an "allowance" from home square with our long-standing image of the frontiersman as rugged individualist? To what extent was the westward movement supported by the paid and unpaid labor of women back east? And how do we measure the heroics of husbands out wes...

  • Brand: Brand: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ASIN: 0806126191
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