The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life
Date: January 1996
Duration: 6 hours 6 minutes
Francis Parkman's journal-written more than 150 years ago in 1846-provides an eye-witness account of one of the grandest adventures in American history. At age twenty-three, the Harvard-educated Bostonian traveled the Rocky Mountains, living among the Dakota Sioux. In his journal, he captured the color, spirit, and perspective of his era, as well as the exuberant confidence that was the mark of his time. Frank Muller's dramatic reading brings this captivating record to life.