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This program received first-place awards from the Broadcast Education Association, the Oregon-California Trails Association, and the prestigious Telly Awards.
The film provides a comprehensive overview of the Oregon Trail, including: Lewis and Clark, the Astorians, the Whitmans, the Great Migration of 1843, reasons behind the journey, life on the trail, and encounters with Native Americans. Plus, the program includes background on all the key sites along the way: Ash Hollow, Chimney Rock, Scotts Bluffs, Ft. Laramie, Independence Rock, South Pass, Ft. Bridger, Ft. Hall, Three-Island Crossing, Whitman Mission, Ft. Vancouver, Oregon City, and many more. Two hours in length--divided into 4 half-hour segments.
There are two Oregon Trail DVDs listed on Amazon. You might not pick up on this, they are the same! Different covers, different descriptions, same video. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Wherenow
History is very much of interest to me as try to become more acquainted with pieces of history that I am not familiar. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Hazel
I bought this as a gift for my daughter. She is a huge western fan. She loved this DVD. This was a double good thing because when she finished it she gave it to us and we got to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Helen Sisco
I needed to teach an integrated unit on the Oregon Trail and was very satisfied with how this video tied into the activities.Published on February 16, 2013 by Wa Mom
This is entertaining for an evening's viewing but lacking in enough research to be the only piece a researcher would want to get the whole story.Published on December 23, 2012 by Elly Book Buff
This is a gift so I have not actually watched it but the write up and reviews that I read confirmed my decision to give this item as a gift.Published on December 16, 2012 by W. Whitehead