Friday, May 24, 2019

The Donner Party: American cannibals (video)

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The Donner Party Cannibals
(Murder With Friends) Grace and Amir dive into creepy American history with the tragic story of the Anglo-American Donner Party. This group of 87 whites were invading land west of the U.S. because of government promises of homesteads for white "settlers" willing to trespass on Native American territory to claim the west for the new and growing country of expansionists with a "Manifest Destiny" propaganda campaign slogan on their lips in the mid-1800s. They resorted to murder and cannibalism ignorant of how else to survive the winter.

Did they really eat each other?
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The Donner Party was a group of American white colonial invaders called "pioneers" who set out for California in a wagon train.

Delayed by a series of mishaps and bad planning, they were snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountain range from November 1846 to February 1847.

The Native can't keep us off their land!
There was murder. And some of the emigrants resorted to cannibalism to survive, eating the bodies of those who had succumbed to starvation and sickness.

The journey west usually took between four and six months, but the Donner Party had been slowed by following a new route called the Hastings Cutoff across Utah's Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake Desert.

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They lost cattle and wagons in the rugged terrain, and divisions formed within the group of families, not all Donners. Their food supplies ran low after they became trapped by an early, heavy snowfall high in the mountains.

In mid-December some of the group set out on foot and were able to obtain help. Of the 87 members of the party, 48 survived to reach California. Historians have described the episode as one of the most spectacular tragedies in California history. More

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