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American Experience - The Donner Party

The Donner Party The Donner Party
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada. The emigrants' fateful journey culminated in death and cannibalism.
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1401950336/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada. The emigrants' fateful journey culminated in death and cannibalism. /episodes/get/697 /episode/697 American Experience: The Donner Party /episode-player/697
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