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Of all the 19th-century pioneer stories, none exerts such a powerful hold on the American imagination as the tale of the Donner Party in the high Sierra Nevadas in the winter of 1846. The excursion became a terrifying tale of misery, death, madness, and cannibalism. Through family journals, newspaper accounts, and interviews with historians and descendants of the party, the program re-creates the Donner Party's now legendary journey.
Very compelling documentary that relies on primary sources for most of the narration. Fantastic creepy music that really adds to the atmosphere of the events and kept the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by James T.
Very sad to the families and struggles they endured and I enjoy the education and their experience to my life. Great collection.Published 12 months ago by Gloria Rigsbee
A very well written, thorough documentary. Very interesting account of heading West in the 1800's. Some took heed of the warnings and made it while others, in their arrogance, led... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Crystal
There is no words that can describe, what these poor people went through. This disc kept me in my chair, and I couldn't stop watching it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by clella h.
My husband loves this documentary. We watch it once or twice a year. Used to get from netflix, now we have our own copy.Published 14 months ago by Heather H.
Had heard the story about this weird part of our migration West, but this dvd makes it clear and personal.Published 15 months ago by Micole D.