"Unfortunate Emigrants"

Narratives of the Donner Party

edited by Kristin Johnson

Recipient of 1997 Certificate of Commendation, American Association of State and Local Historians

"Reading this compendium of original, descriptive accounts is compelling, engaging and unforgettable. No Western American frontier history collection can be considered complete without this astonishing book."

—Midwest Book Review


The story of the Donner Party remains one of the most tragic and compelling in pioneer history. Johnson gathers many rare early narratives detailing the participants' trying experiences into one of the most accurate accounts to date of this disastrous event.


Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $27.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-208-2
  • Publication Year: 1996
  • Pages: 328
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Kristin Johnson
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-208-2
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