The Donner Party

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    • Half of the emigrants survived but had to resort to cannibalism
    • Took the route Hasting mapp-ed as it was quicker
      • Hastings didn't meet them so they went on another route
        • Took them a week to cross the desert
          • James Reed was banished after he killed a member of the party in self-defence
            • Trapped in the Sierras
              • 15 people sent to reach sutters Fort
                • 2 men and 5 women survived but ate the people who didn't.
                  • Rescue party found them and it was led by James Reed
                    • He found his wife and four children alive.


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