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Special Features: interview with filmmaker Ric Burns, settlers in the West, a survivor's diary...
Maps: the Donner Party's route
Teacher's Guide: how to use this site in your classroom

The Donner Party. A film by Ric Burns
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Map: Trace the emigrants' fateful route through the Sierras
Map: Trace the emigrants' fateful route through the Sierras
Essay: Learn about the pioneers who heard the call of the West
Essay: Learn about the pioneers who heard the call of the West
Interview: Ric Burns talks about suffering, stoicism, and survival
Interview: Ric Burns talks about suffering, stoicism, and survival
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