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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 1992.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Voices: J.D. Cannon, Timothy Hutton, Gene Jones, Amy Madigan, Donal McCann.
Summary, etc.:
Trapped in the Sierra Nevadas during the bitter winter of 1846, nearly 90 members of the Donner and Reed families longed for California's "Promised Land." But an untried shortcut became a death warrant for half of them victims of madness, death, and cannibalism. The program re-creates the Donner Party's journey from family journals, newspaper accounts, and interviews with historians and descendants.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Donner Party.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.) > History.

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