Jacob's Oregon Trail Adventure [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Ellen Anthony
eBook Category: Young Adult/Historical Fiction
eBook Description: 14-year-old Jacob Harding is traveling the Oregon Trail in 1850. Read his letters as he tells about why they're going, what they hope to find, and what he wants. Follow along as the Harding family faces disease, treacherous river crossings, and Indians. Share Jacob's secrets about his girl friend, a runaway slave, and his sister's birthday surprise. These fictional letters are historically accurate and reflect the living conditions, slang, and attitudes of the 1850s.
eBook Publisher: Wings ePress, Inc., Published: Wings ePress, Inc, 2002
Fictionwise Release Date: July 2004
May 10, 1850
Saw some Indians today. Mr. Tyler said they were Cheyenne, but we still got ready for trouble. They didn't come straight in to trade with us and that's bad. No, they just followed us out of gunshot range for a while.
I joined Pa riding herd and so did some others. We kept the stock real close to the wagons and made sure nobody lagged behind. Ma made the girls ride on the wagons until it was safe.