The tragic saga of the Donner Party has inspired both legend and scholarship ever since the survivors were rescued from the High Sierra snows in the spring of 1847. This work offers insight into the ordeal of these ill-fated emigrants and demonstrates the vital role that archaeology can play in expanding our understanding of historical events.
The Archaeology of the Donner Party
University of Nevada Press
Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in History And Humanities