Nature vs Person

Eric, RaQuan, Dexter

The Donner Party

It's one of the greatest tragedies of all time, yet few of us know the whole story. The story is of the misled, inexperienced Donner Party. It is the story of eighty-one emigrants who traveled in hopes of reaching the land of California. Forty-seven, whose hopes were crushed by many contributing factors. The most horrible and misleading factor of all was the human mind and its persistent need to explore and conquer everything, whether within reach or not in the shortest and fastest way possible. This aspect of taking the shortest route that led to the downfall, and in some cases, to death, of the Donner Party.

"The Tragic Story of the Donner Party" The Tragic Story of the Donner Party. Ed. Kathy Weiser-Alexander. N.p., n.d.Web. 30. November 2014