Joyce Badgley Hunsaker
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press; First Edition edition (July 15, 2003)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.6 MB
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"The target market for this booklet is center and highschool scholars. in spite of the fact that, its info will appeals to a much broader viewers. . . . .A valuable creation to path shuttle and linked incidents."—Journal of the West"[A] little gem of a book."—Overland JournalTheirs has been known as America's unmarried greatest voluntary, historic migration. From the past due 1830's to the mid-1870's—a span of simply over 40 years—nearly part 1000000 traditional people left farms and households, acquaintances, and all that was once widely used and became their faces west to Oregon, to California, to the valley of the nice Salt Lake, and to the gold fields of Montana. All "saw the elephant" alongside the Oregon Trail.Whether seen from the point of view of happen future or during the vision-dreams of tribal elders, this mass overland migration to the "Land of Milk and Honey" eternally replaced our state and eternally altered the best way americans observed themselves. The conflict of cultures and ideology that left its mark upon the yank spirit as indelibly because the Oregon path rutted the land over which it crossed.Seeing the Elephant shall we the folks of the path converse for themselves and their instances. Drawn from first-hand debts in diaries, journals, and letters and interpreted through the writer of the a lot acclaimed Sacagawea Speaks, their voices ring real. From Narcissa Whitman, who made an awesome trek into the unknown in 1836, via Lucy Alice Ide, who proclaimed her personal glossy passage in 1878, each one voice of Seeing the Elephant is infused with personality and instruction—and the immediacy that comes basically from dwelling history.Seeing the Elephant leaps from our nation's historical records into the mind's eye. Timelines, maps, pictures, and historic illustrations permit readers old and young to track path migration chronologically and geographically.