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Title Crossing the Plains; narratives of the scenes, incidents and adventures attending the overland journey of the Decatur and Rush county emigrants to the "far-off" Oregon in 1852. With an introductory chapter by Camilia T. Donnell, and a thrilling narrative of a Buffalo Hunt and Battle Royal with Mountain Wolves, by Sutherland McCoy.
Author Thomson, Origen
Date 1896
Document Type Rare Book
Names Donnell, Camilla; Donnell, Origen; Donnell, Zelik M.; Robbins, Nathaniel; Robbins, Jacob; Worth, James; McCoy, Sutherland; Crawford, Robert H; Gray, G. W.
Region Indiana; Oregon
Places Decatur County, Rush County, The Dalles, Portland, Cascades, St Joseph
Keywords Native Americans, buffalo, wolves, prairie schooner, wagon trail, weather, environment, Donation Land-claim Bill
Theme Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements; Pioneers, Hunters and Explorers
Publisher Orville Thomson
Place of Publication Greensburg, Indiana
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Comprises a day-by-day account of the Crawford Party which set out from Decatur and Rush Counties, Indiana across the Plains to Oregon. There were about 111 members of the party, most of whom are listed in the book."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 4140
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue