The Donner Party

The Donner Party

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  • Off The Beaten Path
  • Problems in the Desert
  • The Group Starts Coming Apart
  • The men  that stand here are Jacob and George Donner (brothers) who led the people to through the California Trail.
  • More Problems With Livestock
  • This is after so many days of the being in the desert that the water is starting to dry up from the sun. 
  • Snowed In
  • There were traumatizing fights that ended in murder. 
  • Last Resorts
  • Eddy and his family were left by Paiute and only was left with the clothes they have on their backs.
  • Breen, Eddy, and Keseberg families got snowed in but afterwards was able to get to a point of going east of the lake on about October 31.
  • The party was in about 8 to 9 feet of snow while all the men were using they're energy to collect wood to stay warm in the cold conditions. 
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