The Donner Party is the name given to a group of pioneers who became trapped in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter of 1846-47. The experience, at an early time in the far West expansion, was horrific and it has become an episode of the American Dream turned nightmare.
Daniel Lewis: The Donner Party
Information on the Donner Party with rosters of the Donner Party, pictures, and descriptions of the route along with a background on the year of 1846.
Donner Party - John Sutter Sends Help - 1846
This is the first word to reach San Francisco of the human disaster. It was published in the "California Star" shortly after a rescue party left Sutter's Fort to search for survivors in the Sierra.
New Light on the Donner Party
Examines old myths and presents new information; includes chronology, bibliography, FAQ, hyperlinks, and accurate biographical information about Donner Party members.
PBS: The Donner Party
From "The American Experience." This site is a transcript account of the Donner Party's experience taken from quotes from the party members.
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