The Archaeology of the Donner Party

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Donald L. Hardesty, «The Archaeology of the Donner Party»
University of Nevada Press | ISBN 087417290X | 1997 Year | PDF | ~3 Mb | 156 Pages | b/w photos, maps


The tragic story of the Donner Party remains one of the most memorable events connected with the settlement of the West but it is often exaggerated and laced with myth. In this work Hardesty and his colleagues detail findings from excavations at two campsites used by the group near present-day Donner Lake and offer a new interpretation of the history of the Donner Party based on careful analysis of discovered artifacts.


Downloaded from an online library and repacked as a PDF file. I've kept two large maps as image files only: you'll find them inside the archive.