Oregon Trail | Radio Reader

Jan 22, 2016

The Oregon Trail
by Rinker Buck
Simon & Schuster, NY 2015
Airs December 21, 2015 - February 3, 2016

The Oregon Trail is much more than an epic adventure; it is also a
lively and essential work of history that shatters the comforting
myths about the trail years passed down by generations of
Americans.  Author Rinker Buck introduces us to the largely
forgotten roles played by trailblazing evangelists, friendly Indian
tribes, female pioneers, bumbling Army cavalrymen, and the scam
artists who flocked to the frontier to fleece the overland
emigrants.

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