Donner Party

Donner Party

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  • Off The Path
  • Off on Hastings path we go.
  • Across the Desert
  • My Cows!
  • Argument among the group.
  • The emigrants listened to Hastings advice to take a shortcut after they left Fort Bridger. But, it wasn't a shortcut and it led to their doom.
  • Livestock Troubles
  • The emigrants ended up at great salt Lake Desert where they had a lack of water, and most of their livestock was dead or ran away.
  • Snow Trapped
  • Reed and Snyder got into an argument and in the end Reed ended up killing Snyder by stabbing him in the chest.
  • Cannibalism at its Finest
  • He tastes so good but he is our son.
  • The party was disorganized and were continuing on and ended up Paiute Country where Indians began to kill their cattle.
  • Our cattle has been killed.
  • During the last days of October a snow storm came and dropped 5 feet of snow and they couldn't  continue on and were trapped. They then built shelters to survive.
  • As time drew on the group grew desperate for food when they ran out, and they ended up committing cannibalism to continue to survive.
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