The Donner Trail

  • Created by: Davwi
  • Created on: 10-02-19 19:49

The Donner Party

  • The Donner party deviated from the trail and froze to death.
  • The final obstacle to their journey was the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which was dangerous as they could get snowed in as it was winter.
  • When the party approached Utah, they chose to take a 'shortcut', supposedly 200 miles shorter, yet actually it was 100 miles longer.
  • The Donner party had to stop for repairs, using up precious time, so they got snowed in.
  • After 3 weeks, they ran out of food, and they tried to survive by eating pack animals and dirt.
  • In Christmas 1846, they ate their first human.
  • Migrants had to complete their journey before winter, or they'd get snowed in.


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