Donner Party Comic Strip

Donner Party Comic Strip

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  • The Donner-Reed Party
  • The Donner-Reed party were joined joined by other families, but focused around James Reed and George and Jacob Donner
  • Leaving From Independance
  • Joining many others, the party starts travelling west on May of 1846
  • The Donner Party Splits Off
  • Thinking that it would take less time their way, the party split from the bigger group which cost them valuable resources
  • The Reed Incident
  • While George Donner was viewed as kind and soft-spoken...
  • James Reed was viewed as arrogant and unpleasent, he ended up killing John Snyder.
  • Other Problems on the Way
  • As the grass was starting to die, the animals became weaker and weaker, leaving some people to be forced to walk, and others have the animals stolen by Native Americans
  • Snow in the Sierra Nevadas
  • The party tried to cros the Sierra Nevadas, but the snow came too early and the blizzard killed many people and animals
  • James was banished from the group, and went on ahead instead of being hung
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